Membrane synthesis in the cell requires the regulation of growth for both halves of the bilayer and the selective retention of certain types of lipids on one side or the other.Which group of enzymes accomplishes both of these tasks?
Some lipases are able to cleave the covalent bonds between the glycerol backbone and the attached fatty acid.What final products do you expect to accumulate through the action of the enzyme monoacylglycerol lipase?
Membrane proteins, like membrane lipids, can move laterally by exchanging positions with other membrane components.Which type of membrane protein is expected to be the least mobile, based on their function?
Most animal fats form a solid at room temperature, while plant fats remain liquid at room temperature.Which of the following is a feature of lipids in plant membranes that best explains this difference?
Water molecules readily form hydrogen bonds with other polar molecules, and when they encounter nonpolar molecules they must form hydrogen-bonding networks with neighboring water molecules.Which of the following molecules will cause a "cage" of water to form?