Phospholipid membrane

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The phospholipid membrane is composed of the lipid bilayer. The lipid bilayer is a thin polar membrane formed from two layers of phospolipid molecules. The phospholipid molecules consist of a glycerol molecule, two fatty acids, and a phosphate group[1]. The phosphate group is hydrophillic and the fatty acids are hydrophobic. The structures of these phospholipid molecules contribute to the overall function of the membrane.

References

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition, Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al,New York: Garland Science; 2002. (Accessed 6/12/2017)
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