Which of the following biological molecules is amphipathic and a major component of the cell...
Which of the following biological molecules is amphipathic and a major component of the cell wall?
Components of the Cell Wall:
The cell wall of all organisms should have some discretion on what can penetrate the cell, what may have a more difficult time penetrating, or what substances cannot at all pass through. This discretion allows the cell to maintain homeostasis because, certain biological functions require the cells to recognize what molecules need quick entry vs. those that don't, which could be the difference between a cellular process that is accurately conducted, and one that can lead to an imbalance in the overall system.
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(b) Phospholipids are amphipathic and a major component of the cell wall.
The phospholipid bilayer of the plasma membrane is considered amphipathic...
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Discuss the phospholipid bilayer of the cell membrane and its properties in water. Also see the differences in its hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.
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