Describe the amphipathic nature of the cell membrane.
Classification of the Cell Membrane's Amphipathic Nature:
"Amphipathic" means that a molecule- generally a protein- can be both hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water-fearing). The cell membrane is a great example of this dual nature and how it can form a compatible structure.
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The cell membrane's lipid molecules are amphipathic. The molecules have their hydrophilic and hydrophobic ends. In terms of the phospholipid bilayer,...
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Study amphipathic molecules. Understand the amphipathic definition and explore amphipathic molecules examples such as amphipathic lipids and amphipathic proteins.