Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 5: Membranes

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 5
  • Understand the biochemistry of phospholipids and how they are organized into membranes.
  • Know the function of each of the four components of a cell membrane.
  • Differentiate among diffusion, facilitated transport, facilitated diffusion, osmosis, and active transport.
  • Describe the six classes of membrane proteins and how each interacts with the membrane.
  • Describe solution and solute movement into and out of a cell under hyperosmotic, hypoosmotic, or isosmotic conditions.
  • Explain and give examples of endocytosis, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, receptor-mediated endocytosis, and exocytosis.
  • Understand the importance of selective permeability in biological systems.
  • Describe the operation of the sodium potassium pump and the proton pump.
  • Understand the importance of coupled channels, cotransport, and countertransport.
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