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. 
  
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Describes something that can display both acidic and basic propeties
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such as an [[Amino_acid|amino acid]] or a detergent
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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.&nbsp;
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Revision as of 00:47, 2 December 2011

Amphipathic

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. 


References

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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