Structure of the Cell Membrane

Watch these videos, which describe the properties of lipids that form a major component of the plasma membrane. As you review these characteristics, keep the material you learned in the previous resources in mind. Pay attention to the difference between unsaturated and saturated fatty acids of phospholipids. You should also be able to explain how cholesterol and steroids resist changes in membrane fluidity.

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