Complex Membrane-Mediated Processes

  • Roger Harrison
  • George G. Lunt
Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


chapter two outlined the diverse ways in which membranes influence the activities of cells. Metabolism occurs within discrete compartments between which communication can occur only via the boundary membranes. In addition to their role as selectively permeable barriers, some aspects of which we have discussed in chapter 8, the membranes may also participate directly in the events occurring within the metabolic compartment. Thus many of the enzymes of a metabolic sequence may be membrane-bound, and as such their activities can be regulated by the membrane.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Harrison
    • 1
  • George G. Lunt
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of BathUK

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