Membrane Lipids and the Lipid Bilayer

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Which of the following is NOT a major class of membrane lipids?


What is the term used to describe the solubility properties of lipids?


What is the function of the lipid bilayer in the cell membrane?

To keep the watery interior of the cell separate from the watery exterior

What are the two types of ends in membrane lipids?

Polar and nonpolar

What allows membrane proteins to rotate and diffuse laterally in the lipid bilayer?

Annular lipid shell

Test your knowledge on membrane lipids and their role in forming the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane. Learn about the three major classes of membrane lipids and their amphiphilic nature.

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