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Chapter 5: Membranes (through Feb. 3)

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Chapter 5: Membranes (through Feb. 3) Bio 1510

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Dr. Turchyn's slides and handwritten notes during lecture.
Basic Life Mechanisms
Dr. Nataliya Turchyn
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Date Created: 02/07/16
Chapter 5: Membranes  Lipid Bilayers and Phospholipids o Hydrophobic tails are made up of fatty acids which make it hydrophobic  One is a saturated fatty acid (no double bonds) which makes one tail  straight  The other is a monounsaturated fatty acid since it has 1 double bond which makes the other tail bent o It has a hydrophilic head because of the negatively charged phosphate group o Extracellular fluid and intracellular fluid  Extracellular fluid is the fluid outside of the cell  Intracellular fluid is cytosol which is the liquid portion of the cytoplasm  Hydrophilic ends face fluid o Internal and external membranes are lipid bilayers o Middle section is hydrophobic  Makes it hard for water soluble molecules to pass through the membrane  Membrane structure o Membrane proteins help pass molecules from one side of the cell membrane to  the other o Integral proteins/transmembrane proteins extend completely through the cell  membrane  They are made up of polar and nonpolar amino acids  Non polar amino acids are facing hydrophobic tails  Polar amino acids face hydrophilic o Extend to extracellular fluid and cytoplasm o Most of these integral proteins transport ions from one portion of the cell to the  other o Peripheral proteins do NOT extend through the membranes  They bind to transmembrane proteins and can bind to actin  filaments/intermediate filaments o Membrane proteins are found on the outside or inside of the membrane,  interacting with the membrane by being connected to transmembrane proteins o Animal cells have cholesterol in their cells  Prevents their membranes from becoming too fluid  Never find cholesterol in plants o Glycolipid is made in Golgi and attached to membrane proteins (glycoproteins) o Sugars of glycoproteins and glycolipids are found exclusive on the outside of the  cell membrane  You will NEVER find them facing in the cytoplasm  They are involved with cell identity  Functions Membrane Proteins o Transporter  transport molecules and ions o Enzyme  catalyzes chemical reactions by altering reactant (substrate) o Receptor  something that receives a signal  Ex. Insulin receptor that receives a ligand (insulin)  Insulin = hormone  Found in our liver, skeletal muscles, and fat cells  Convert glucose into glycogen  Convert glucose into fatty acids + glycerol = triglyceride (if it is in  fat cells) o Glycoproteins are cell surface identity marker o Cell­to­cell adhesion  anchoring junction  cadherins o Attachment to the cytoskeleton and/or extracellular matrix  integrin connects  extracellular matrix  attaches to actin filaments  This influences cell behavior  Ways in which membrane proteins associate with the lipid bilayer o Transmembrane  extend completely from the membrane  Majority of membrane proteins are transmembrane o Phospholipid­anchored proteins are attached to either side of the bilayer by  covalent attachment to one or more lipid molecules o Peripheral proteins interact with the membrane via noncovalent binding to other  membrane proteins o Transmembrane proteins extend across the bilayer as single alpha helix, multiple  alpha helices, or beta barrel (rolled­up beta sheets)  Alpha helix has hydrophilic regions and hydrophobic regions   Made up of non­polar amino acids  Made up of polar amino acids that face hydrophilic  Single alpha helix  it crosses lipid bilayer only once  Act as receptors  They have extracellular part and intracellular part o Extra cellular part binds with ligand o Intracellular signals to the cell’s interior  Alpha helix is a secondary protein structure  It forms because of hydrogen bonds o Hydrogen bonds are found inside of the alpha helix  Hydrophobic side (R group) face the hydrophobic tails  Beta barrels  Consists of beta sheets  Protein secondary structure and is formed with hydrogen bonds  Multiple alpha helices and beta barrels from hydrophilic pores  Water fills channels that allow water soluble molecules to pass  through hydrophobic region of lipid bilayer  A Segment of Alpha Helix Crossing Lipid Bilayer o Only crosses lipid bilayer once  Multiple Alpha Helices and Beta Barrels Form Hydrophilic Pores o Hydrophilic pores are water­filled channels that allow water soluble molecules to  pass through hydrophobic region of lipid bilayer  How Do Molecules Move Across the Cell Membrane? o Passive transport – movement of molecules down their concentration gradients;  no energy is needed (molecules from a region of higher to lower concentration)  Simple diffusion  Allows molecules to cross the membrane without the aid of  membrane proteins  Gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitric oxide), water, and nonpolar  molecules (such as steroid hormones)  Molecules are going to keep moving until it reaches equilibrium  No membrane proteins are needed to pass through membrane  Ex. Adding creamer, spraying perfume, and spreading smoke from  a cigarette  Facilitated diffusion  Allows molecules to cross membrane with the help of membrane  proteins (channels or carriers)  Channels  integral proteins that create a hydrophilic pore through  which specific ions diffuse o Ex. Sodium ion channel  Only allows sodium ions to pass through the  channel  Diffusion is facilitated through membrane proteins  Carriers  integral proteins that change their shape to allow polar  molecules to pass through the membrane o Polar molecules can be sugars and some ions  Osmosis   Diffusion of water down its concentration gradient  Only water can use osmosis to enter and leave our cells o Water can enter because of its small size  Aquaporins are specialized water channel proteins that facilitate  the flow of water through the membrane  Water always moves from the region where concentration is high  and concentration of solutes is low to the region where its  concentration is low and concentration of solutes is high o Water is a solvent and wants to dissolve those solutes  therefore water wants to go to where there are lots of  solutes in order to dissolve them  What Controls Osmosis? o Isotonic solution has the same [solutes] as the cell  Iso = the same  Tonic = concentration of solutes  Cell volume does not change  Hypotonic has much lower [solutes] than the cell  smell and may burst or lyse  Pure water is hypotonic  “hypo” means below  Hypertonic = “above”  has much higher [solutes] than the cell  Shrink  Salt water o In plant cells…  Hypertonic solutions cause the plasma membrane pulls away from cell  wall = plasmolysis  Isotonic solutions make the cells flaccid  Hypotonic solution makes the cells turgid which is normal   Active transport o Movement of molecules up their concentration gradients with the help of energy o Molecules move from regions of low to higher concentration and requires energy  IF IT’S ACTIVE TRANSPORT o Sodium potassium pump  [Na+] outside > [Na+] inside  [K+] outside < [K+] inside  Sodium potassium pump uses ATP to move 3 sodium ions out of the cell  and 2 potassium ions into the cell against the concentration gradient  ATP – driven pump  uses ATP DIRECTLY  Coupled Transport: Cotransport o Na+/glucose transporter uses Na+ gradient established by Na+/K+ pump as a  source of energy to move both Na+ and glucose into the cell o Uses ATP INDIRECTLY o The movement of glucose up its concentration gradient is coupled to the  movement of sodium ion down its concentration gradient o Cotransport = symport  when 2 molecules to the same side of the cell  Coupled Transport: Countertransport o Antiport  when 2 molecules move to the opposite sides of the cell membrane  Endocytosis o An energy­using process by which cells import substances from the external  medium  A form of active transport  Phagocytosis = ingestion of large particles, such as microorganisms and  cell debris  Used by protists and our white blood cells o Amoebas use it to engulf their prey o Plasm membrane extends outward forming a vesicle  Vesicle = food vesicle  delivers it to lysosomes that will break down the  bacteria  Endocytosis o Pinocytosis = uptake of fluid and small molecules o Dissolve solve molecules o “cellular drinking” o Invaginate = bends inward forming a vesicle o Performed by all cells in our body o Receptor­mediated endocytosis = requires the receptor to bring specific molecules in the cell  LDL = Bad cholesterol  Lysosomes  Coated vesicle  Clathrin = protein  Exocytosis (secretion o An energy­using process by which cells export substances to the extracellular  environment


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