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    phospholipid head groups and the hydrophobic residues on the peptides with the hydrophobic core of the membrane 3) pore formation and micellization of the lipid bilayer occurs, leading to disintegration of the membrane allowing leakage of essential nutrients and ions, followed by complete cell lysis.[1][4] In the barrel-stave mechanism, α-helical peptides form transmembrane pores with their hydrophobic parts in contact with the external lipid environment and hydrophilic parts pointing inwards forming an aqueous pore. The steps in this process are as follows: (1) α-helical peptide monomers initially assemble on the membrane surface and bind to it forming a transmembrane channel (2) the helices then insert into the hydrophobic core (3) the monomers attract additional peptide monomers that helps increase the pore size.[1][4] The toroidal mechanism proposes that peptides form an α-helical structure only after interacting with the bacterial membranes. The helices are initially oriented parallel to the cell membrane. In this conformation, the hydrophobic peptide residues displace the polar lipid head groups. This causes thinning of the bacterial OM and a breach in the hydrophobic lipid layer. A combination of these factors, destabilizes the membrane integrity, making it more susceptible to further peptide interactions. When the lipid-to-peptide ratio reaches a critical value, the peptides orient themselves perpendicular to the membrane and start to self-associate thus enlarging…

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    Egg Osmosis Lab Report

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    Background: The cell membrane surrounds all cells and controls what comes in and what goes out of the cell. It is selectively permeable (it permits certain things to enter and prevents other things from coming in). There is a phospholipid bilayer in which the hydrophobic tails point inward and the hydrophilic heads point outwards. Inside this plasma membrane there is usually an integral protein, cholesterols, a protein channel (for substances that can’t enter through the phospholipid bilayer), a…

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    Both isolate contents from environments, both regulate the movement of materials into and out of either a cell or body, and both communicate somehow, such as the digestive tract communicates with the body telling it when it is full, sick, or hungry. Plasma membrane communicates by sending and receiving signals. Signals sent may come from the environment, or they may come from other cells (Utah, n.a.) As far as the plasma membrane and digestive tract, the difference between the two of them is…

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    Cholesterol is a lipid with a unique structure consisting of four linked hydrocarbon rings forming the bulky steroid structure. There is a hydrocarbon tail linked to one end of the steroid and a hydroxyl group linked to the other end. The hydroxyl group is able to form hydrogen bonds with nearby carbonyl oxygen of phospholipid and sphingolipid headgroups.Cholesterol is referred as an amphipathic molecule, that it contains its hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts. Cholesterol is usually synthesized…

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    Lipid Extraction Essay

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    The major bottleneck for lipid extraction from the wet microalgae is the low extraction efficiency, because of the immiscibility of nonpolar organic solvents with water contained in wet microalgae {Yoo, 2012 #31} {Kim, 2013 #118}. Traditional method for lipid extraction from dry biomass uses a co-solvent system, which consist of a non-polar solvent and polar solvent {Halim, 2012 #7} {Kim, 2013 #118}. When the co-solvent system is directly applied to wet microalgal biomass, the microalgal cells…

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    different ways; wastewater treatments, production of protein-rich food and feed additives, and biofuel (Cakmak,Wells). Specialty oils, and cosmetics can also be products from algae (Griffiths et al). The limit of fossil fuels makes it more important to be able to find renewable energy resources. There are many positives that come from using microalgae as a renewable resource; it has a large lipid content, make…

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    Viral Pathogens Essay

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    Viral pathogens use liver cells to replicate, then attach to their lipid droplets to to accumulate, assemble and bud off into the rest of the body. Liver produces and secretes LDL, VLDL and HDL which are taken up by every cell in the body that uses cholesterol, including the liver cells that take them up too.2 Viruses hijack these lipoproteins and use them to get into the liver cells, where they replicate, which opens up a gateway to the rest of the body. They replicate within the endoplasmic…

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    Chris Glasgow Summer Scott BSC 250L Annotated Bibliography 14 October 2015 Absorption of Lipids. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2015. This article is a basic article that explains the absorption and digestion of lipids in our body. The author, unknown, goes into extensive detail concerning the break down by use of bile acids to break down large molecules. No experimentations were made. No arguments or sides were taken in this article. This article just sums up the basis of lipid absorption and…

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    Tpk-Trypsin Lab Report

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    Culture Infective Dose (TCID50) will be used. In TCID50 serial dilutions from the supernatant of the infected cells will be used to cause cytopathic effects (CPE) on MDCK cells. The TCID50 will be lower in case of viperin-transfected cells compared to the negative control ones. Objective 3: Investigate the effect of viperin on the cell lipid rafts and investigate the IAV release from the cells in the presence of duck viperin. Human viperin inhibits FPPS, which inhibit the formation of lipid…

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    Liposomes Lab Report

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    early years of their history from various lipid classes identical to those present in most biological membranes. liposomes were discovered in the mid of 1960’s and originally studied as cell membrane model Paul Ehrlich coined the term “magic bullet” in 20th century where carrier system was proposed to simply carry the drug to its of action and releasing its selectively while non – target sits should absolutely be example from drug effect.1-4 To pursue optimal drug action, functional molecules…

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