Where are cell membrane components synthesized?


Where are cell membrane components synthesized?

The Cell Membrane:

The cell membrane is made up of a phospholipid bilayer (phospholipids are fats molecules that contain a phosphate group) that forms the outer border of the cell. This phospholipid bilayer functions to help regulate the flow of material in and out of the cell. There are also transport proteins located within the cell membrane that helps to transport materials into and out of the cell.

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Cell membrane components are synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum. The endoplasmic reticulum is an organelle found in cells that is made up of...

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Major Structural Components of the Cell Membrane


Chapter 7 / Lesson 35

What are cell membranes and how are they constructed? What do the pieces of a cell membrane do? This lesson will answer these questions by investigating major membrane components.

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