Biochemistry - Membrane Structure and Functions - Discussion

Discussion :: Membrane Structure and Functions - Section 1 (Q.No.7)


Membrane lipids are

[A]. hydrophilic
[B]. hydrophobic
[C]. ampiphillic
[D]. none of these

Answer: Option A


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Purusottam Banerjee said: (May 5, 2012)  
Membrane lipids are amphiphilic and that is why the oreint in a bilayer.

Onur said: (Nov 14, 2013)  
The answer is wrong it should be amphiphilic.

Hlatsi said: (May 6, 2015)  
I think membrane lipids are hydrophobic, this is why they are between the hydrophilic heads in the phospholipid bilayer.

Victor said: (Oct 25, 2015)  
They are both hydrophilic (phosphate head) and hydrophobic (fatty acid tail).

Polina said: (Feb 4, 2016)  
Yes, but there is discussing about membrane lipids so they are hydrophobic, the membrane is amphiphilic.

Norma said: (Mar 8, 2016)  
Membrane lipids are amphiphilic. Phospholipids have hydrophilic heads and hydrophobic tails. The membrane is bilayer of phospholipids with the heads oriented towards water while the tails are oriented inward.

Lipikanta said: (Aug 29, 2016)  
As lipid structure have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic domain. So lipid is amphiphilic in nature.

Jayson said: (Aug 18, 2017)  
What's the correct answer? Explain clearly.

Santosh said: (Mar 9, 2018)  
Amphipathic is right answer Because they are both hydrophobic head and hydrophilic tail.

Shahab said: (Aug 15, 2019)  
Phospholipids have a polar (Hydrophilic) head and non-polar (Hydrophobic) tail, so they are amphipathic. While membrane is hyprobhobic because both the sides inner and outter are non-polar.

John said: (Nov 18, 2020)  
It should be Amphipathic.

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