Composition and Structure of Cell Membranes

  • Arnošt Kotyk
  • Karel Janáček

Abstract

There is perhaps no need for an apology when opening a treatise of cell membrane transport with a consideration of what cell membranes are. Straightforward as this question may appear, it will not elicit the same answer from a cytologist to whom the cell membrane is a rather concrete boundary line (or lines) that he sees or believes to see under his microscope and from a physiologist to whom it represents the barrier separating the cell interior from the external medium which is invested with a number of peculiar permeability properties.

Keywords

Cholesterol Permeability Polysaccharide Hexagonal Bacillus 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnošt Kotyk
    • 1
  • Karel Janáček
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Cell Membrane Transport, Institute of MicrobiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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