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Identifying Major Themes 1. Regulation : A cell membrane exhibits regulation because solutes cross the semi- permeable barrier. The selective permeability of the cell membrane allows a cell to control to an extent what enters the cell. 2. Energy Transfer : During Active Transport, both the chemical gradients and the electrical gradients display energy transfer. This regulates the flow of solutes into a cell
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Unformatted text preview: by using ATP to power the transport protein pumps. 3. Structure Relates to Function : The most basic structure of the cell membrane is the phospholipids bilayer. This is built as a barrier because the polar hydrophilic heads and hydrophobic tails naturally form an obstacle which keeps extra cellular components out of the cell until they are allowed in....
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2009 for the course SI 0126 taught by Professor Gourney during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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