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Question on the Changing Status of the Fluid Mosaic Model

  1. Oct 1, 2011 #1
    So for AP Bio, my teacher is assigning extra credit if we can find an article or journal entry that suggest the current status of the cell- the Fluid Mosaic model- might be changed to form a more accurate description.
    He said that they are suggesting it should be more mosaic and less fluid.
    Can anyone provide a link that describes this proposed change and perhaps explain it me? Thank you!
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2011 #2

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    (empahsis mine)

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=membranes+more+mosaic+than+fluid
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 #3
    I don't think people can just tell you. But think about the composition of the membrane, and I don't think it is too big of a hint to suggest that sphingolipids and cholesterol might be of some importance; they have a certain affinity for each other that has important consequences for the fluid mosaic model.
     
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