Membrane biology

Membrane biology

Membrane biology is the study of the biological and physiochemical characteristics of membranes.



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  • Membrane curvature — is the geometrical measure or characterization of the curvature of membranes. The membranes can be naturally occurring or man made (synthetic). An example of naturally occurring membrane is the lipid bilayer of cells, also known as cellular… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane contact site — Membrane contact sites are areas within a cell where the membranes of two organelles are arranged in close proximity (not to be confused with cell junctions between the cells). These sites are thought to be important in the transport of small… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane protein — Crystal structure of Potassium channel KvAP. Calculated hydrocarbon boundaries of the lipid bilayer are indicated by red and blue dots. A membrane protein is a protein molecule that is attached to, or associated with the membrane of a cell or an… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane potential — Differences in concentration of ions on opposite sides of a cellular membrane lead to a voltage called the membrane potential. Many ions have a concentration gradient across the membrane, including potassium (K+), which is at a high inside and a… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane transport — In cellular biology the term membrane transport refers to the collection of mechanisms that regulate the passage of solutes such as ions and small molecules through biological membranes namely lipid bilayers that contain proteins embedded in them …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane nanotube — Not to be confused with nanotube membrane. Membrane nanotubes, membrane nanotubules or cytonemes are long and thin tubes formed from the plasma membrane that connect different animal cells over long distances.[1] Two types of nanotubes have been… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane fluidity — In biology, the membrane fluidity refers to the viscosity of the lipid bilayer of a cell membrane. The membrane phospholipids incorporate fatty acids of varying length and saturation. Shorter chain fatty acids, and ones with greater unsaturation …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane channel — A family of biological membrane proteins which allow the passive movement of ions (ion channels), water (aquaporins) or other solutes to passively pass through the membrane down their electrochemical gradient. References Molecular Biology of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Membrane lipids — The major membrane lipids PtdCho Phosphatidylcholine; PtdEtn Phosphatidylethanolamine; PtdIns Phosphatidylinositol; PtdSer Phosphatidylserine. The three major classes of membrane lipids are phospholipids, glycolipids, and cholesterol …   Wikipedia


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