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Why are not lipids not able to pass through the cell membrane?

Asked by RickiHeicklen, Last updated: Apr 10, 2019

 


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D. Collingwood

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Answered on Jan 03, 2018

Lipids are not able to pass through cell membrane as they are simply too large to pass through the cell membrane and lipids are not able to pass through plain phospholipid bilayer.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Dec 07, 2016

False

Although lipids are too large to fit through the membrane, the lipids actually dissolve the membrane (Hint: PhosphoLIPID bi-layer) and therefore are able to get through
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