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Cell Bio - Ch.12 Notes

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Cell Bio - Ch.12 Notes BIOL 3510

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These notes cover lecture and textbook material for Ch.12: Membrane Transport.
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Dr. Amanda Joy Wright
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Date Created: 10/07/16
Cell Bio - Ch.12 Notes: Membrane Transport 2 Types of Transport Proteins: ● Transporters​ - shift small organic/inorganic ions from one side of the membrane to the other by changing shape. - Discriminate based on ​shape. ​ ● Channels​ - form tiny hydrophilic pores across the membrane for substances to pass via diffusion. - Discriminate based on ​size & electrical charge. ​ ● Ion channels​ - only permit passage of​ inorganic ions. ​ Lipid Bilayer: ● Permeable to: - Nonpolar molecules - Small, uncharged polar molecules ● Impermeable to: - Ions - Large, uncharged polar molecules Ion Concentrations within & outside of Cell (mM): ● Cations - Na+ (5-15 inside, 145 outside) - K+ (140 inside, 5 outside) ● Anions - Cl- (5-15 inside, 110 outside) - HCO3-, proteins, nucleic acids, etc. (lots inside, little outside) - Differences in ion concentrations create a m ​ embrane potential​ - voltage difference across the membrane. Passive vs Active Transport: - Hydrophilic molecules​ must cross the membrane by ​facilitated transport​ using transport proteins. ● Passive transport ​- no expenditure of energy by the transport protein. - Spontaneous movement from high solute concentration to low solute concentration following the concentration gradient. ● Active transport ​- energy expenditure required in the form of ATP, transmembrane ion gradient, or sunlight. - Movement against concentration gradient. - Carried out by transporters called “pumps”. ● Electrochemical gradient​ - net force driving a charged solute across a cell membrane. - Composite of 2 forces: ​1) concentration gradient ​ ​2) membrane potential. ​ Transporters: - Move most small water-soluble, organic, and some inorganic molecules across the cell membrane. - Each membrane has specific set of transporters for that type of membrane. ● Passive transporters: - Glucose transporter - ​ uncharged, so movement depends solely on concentration gradient. ● Active transporters: 1) ATP-driven pump (​Na+/K+ pump​) - Na+ binding promotes phosphorylation of pump & conformational change, K+binding promotes dephosphorylation; active import of Na+ and export of K+. (​Ca²+ pump​) - Ca²+ binding promotes phosphorylation of aspartic acid & conformational change; active export of Ca²+. 2) Coupled pump​ - transport a molecule and cotransport an ion. - Symport:​ molecule and ion move in same direction. (​glucose-Na+ symport) ​ - requires active and passive transport; active import of glucose. - Antiport:​ molecule and ion move in opposite directions. 3) Light-driven pump (​Bacteriorhodopsin) ​ - Active export of H+. Ion Channels - Use ​passive transport, ​ but are not open pores. ● Selective​ - some channels allow passage of specific ions. ● Gated​ - open/close in response to stimulus. ● Membrane potential​ - accumulation of charge across a membrane. - Potential = 0 if equal charges are on both sides of membrane. - Potential is ​negative​ in resting animals; K+ tends to leak out down concentration gradient. - K+ leak channels​ randomly flicker open and closed, letting K+ in and out, so membrane is much more permeable to K+ than other ions. - Patch Clamp Recording​ - detects ion flow across small area of membrane. ● Types of Ion-gated channels: 1) Voltages-gated - opening/closing controlled by membrane potential. (​ex. Neuron action​) action potential triggered by depolarization of the membrane (influx of Na+ ions). - 3 conformations​: 1)​Closed​ - before action potential. 2)​ pen​ - during action potential (depolarization). 3)​Inactivated​ - as repolarization is occurring (efflux of K+ ions). 2) Ligand-gated - opening/closing controlled by binding of some molecule (ligand) to the channel. (​ex. Neuron action​) 3) Mechanically-gated - opening/closing controlled by some mechanical force applied to the channel. (​ex. Ion channels in inner ea​ detection of sound vibrations cause stereocilia to move and ion channels to open. ● Neuron signaling​: - Neurons combine, interpret, and record signals. - Electrical signals convert to​ chemical signals (neurotransmitters)​ at ​synapses​, vice versa. - Action potentials open Ca2+ channels prompting release of neurotransmitters into the synapse. - Neurotransmitter binding opens transmitter-gated ion channels (ligand-gated) initiating membrane depolarization. - Excitatory neurotransmitters: ​ influx of Na+ depolarizes membrane and increases action potential occurrence. (acetylcholine and glutamate) - Inhibitory neurotransmitters​: influx of Cl- polarizes membrane and decreases action potential occurrence. (GABA and glycine)


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