BIS 104 PQ 15 Spring 2010

BIS 104 PQ 15 Spring 2010 - membrane: a) Phospholipids are...

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BIS 104 PQ 15 Spring 2010 15. The lipid composition of membranes has a strong influence on the physical and physiological properties of membranes, such as the plasma membrane of the cell. Among the membrane lipids, phospholipids play a major role in determining these properties. Briefly describe how each of the following lipid properties influences the nature of the plasma
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Unformatted text preview: membrane: a) Phospholipids are amphipathic . b) The carbon chain length of the fatty acid component of phospholipids can range from short (12 CH 2-) to relatively long (22 CH 2-). c) The fatty acids can vary in their degree and pattern of saturation....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course MCB 104 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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