Introduction to Structure of the Membrane

Describe the structure and function of membranes, especially the phospholipid bilayer

In this outcome, we’ll learn about the structure of membranes.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the structure of cell membranes
  • Identify components of the cell membrane, including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates
  • Explain why hydrophilic substances cannot pass through the interior of the cell membrane

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Structure of the Cell Membrane
  • Phospholipids
  • Self Check: Structure of the Membrane