Amphiphatic

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Also known as "amphiphilic," amphipathic molecules posses both a polar and a non-polar region and exhibit both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Examples of such molecules include phospholipids and detergents [1]

References

  1. Alberts Bruce, Johnson Alexander, Lewis Julian, Raff Martin, Roberts Keith, Walter Peter (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science, p. 59.

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