Membrane Structure

Chemically, the cell membrane is mainly composed of lipids and proteins, with some carbohydrate. Its basic framework is a double layer (bilayer) of phospholipid molecules (see chapter 2 and fig. 2.14fo) that self-assemble so that their water-soluble (hydrophilic or "water-loving") "heads," containing phosphate groups, form the surfaces of the membrane, and their water-insoluble (hydrophobic or "water-fearing") "tails," consisting of fatty acid chains, make up the interior of the membrane (see figs. 3.3 and 3.6). The lipid molecules can move sideways within the plane of the membrane, and collectively they form a thin, but stable fluid film.

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