{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

BIS 104 lip basis fliud 05

BIS 104 lip basis fliud 05 - short fatty acid chains long...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lipid Basis for Membrane Fluidity The types of lipids involved dictate the packing arrangement of the bilayer The packing arrangement determines the fluid properties of the membrane liquid crystal (sol state) liquid crystal (gel state) Transition Temperature Fluidity favored Viscosity favored
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: short fatty acid chains long fatty acid chains unsaturated FAs saturated FAs *low cholesterol high cholesterol * Cholesterol content increases membrane toughness and decreases permeability * Cholesterol tends to broaden the range of the transition temperature...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online