Plasma Membrane

a: Plasma membrane ~
b: flotilla of boats on the sea


Extrinsic proteins in plasma membranes are like a flotilla of boats because they can move relative to one another but usually only in one plane, some may have masts / flags for signalling like glycoproteins / receptors, the proteins are held in relation to phospholipids like boats in the water.
Salt in the water has a role in stability /density of the sea as does cholesterol and the interactions between phospholipid tails in the membrane.

Writer: JA
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 2 2016 5:08 AM

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