BIS 104 lip basis fliud 05

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

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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
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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...
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course BIS BIS 104 taught by Professor Privalsky during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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