Lipid - released when membrane is treated with enzymes that...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lipid-anchored proteins Located outside the lipid bilayer, but covalently linked to a lipid molecule that is situated within the bilayer. An increasingly large # of proteins have been found to be linked by a short oligosaccharide to a molecule of glycophosphatidylinositol (GPI) that is embedded in the outer leaflet of the lipid bilayer. These proteins are
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: released when membrane is treated with enzymes that ( Phospholipases ) that specifically recognized and cleaved inositol-containing phospholipids. Another group of proteins are actually present on the cytoplasmic side of the membrane and are anchored by long hydrocarbon chains embedded in the inner leaflet of the lipid bilayer....
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online