10:10 Containers

Can form membrane 1 micelleshave singleiftails lipids

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Unformatted text preview: 2. Self-assembly starts with the coming together of a membrane lipid bilayer. polar heads oriented towards surrounding water fatty acid tails tucked in between The bilayer then wraps itself into an edgeless container. outside inside Fluidity of membranes: (a) (b) Fatty acid # of double bonds Melting point Stearic acid 0 70o C Oleic acid 1 13o C Linoleic acid 2 -5o C Linolenic acid 3 -11o C straight tails = saturated -solid at room temp. Movement across membranes: Random walks: T2 T1 Concentration gradients: X X X X X X X X X O X X X X X X X X X X X O X X O X X X O X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X...
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