Glycoprotein Function in the Cell Membrane


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How do cells use glycoproteins in cell-to-cell recognition?

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1. How do membrane glycoproteins help our tissues maintain their shape and integrity?

2. What is an oligosaccharide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be assessed on important subjects such as cell-cell recognition in relation to glycoproteins, and the qualities and functions glycoproteins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We'll have you think about things like:

  • The way cell-cell recognition is impacted by glycoproteins
  • Oligosaccharides
  • The importance of glycoproteins to medicine
  • How glycoproetins affect our tissues

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about oligosaccharides
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what glycoproteins are good for
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of cell-cell recognition

Additional Learning

What else is there to know about glycoproteins? Find out by accessing our accompanying lesson. It is titled Glycoprotein Function in the Cell Membrane and will cover:

  • What glycoproteins are
  • Cell adhesion
  • Receptor-mediated cell signaling
  • Cell to cell recognition