In order for a protein to be an integral membrane protein it would have to be
amphipathic, with at least one hydrophobic region
Cell membranes are asymmetrical. What is the most likely explanation?
the two sides of a cell membrane face different environments and carry out different functions
What statement correctly describes the normal tonicity conditions for typical plant and animal cells?
The animal cell is in an isotonic solution, and the plant cell is in a hypotonic solution.
Several epidemic microbial diseases of earlier centuries incurred high death rates because they resulted in severe dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea. Today they are usually not fatal because we have developed what?
hydrating drinks that include high concentrations of salts and glucose
How would the lack of a functional chloride channel in cystic fibrosis patients affect sodium ion transport and the volume of the airway surface liquid?
Sodium ion transport will decrease; lower osmotic potential will decrease airway surface liquid volume
What factor would tend to increase membrane fluidity?