Membrane Proteins: Functions, Types & Structure


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Which of the following statements best describes a membrane?

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1. Which proteins are embedded within the membrane?

2. Which proteins are not embedded within the membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's important to be familiar with membrane proteins when studying cells and biology. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their functions and composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Peripheral membrane proteins
  • A false statement about transmembrane proteins
  • Proteins that are and are not embedded in the membrane
  • A description of a membrane

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe membranes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of membrane proteins
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of exoplasmic peripheral membranes

Additional Learning

To learn more about the forms of membrane proteins, review the accompanying lesson Membrane Proteins: Functions, Types & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the position of the plasma membrane within cellular organisms
  • Define hydrophilic and hydrophobic
  • Differentiate between aqueous and non-aqueous environments
  • Define domains, extracellular domains and cytosolic domains
  • Familiarize yourself with the different types of membrane proteins
  • Know what makes up the extracellular matrix