Sections
Lipids
Fatty Acids
Fatty Acid Nomenclature
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Triacylglycerols
Glycerophospholipids
Sphingolipids
Sphingophospholipids
Sphingoglycolipids
Sphingolipid Recap
Waxes
Eicosanoids
Isoprenoids
Steroids
Steroid Hormones
Lipid Vitamins
Comprehensive Final Map
Biological Membranes
Physical Properties of Biological Membranes
Types of Membrane Proteins
Integral Membrane Proteins
Peripheral Membrane Proteins
Lipid-Linked Membrane Proteins

Concept #1: Integral Membrane Proteins

Practice: Which of the amino acids of an integral membrane protein is most likely to be found contacting the membrane? 

a) Gly.

b) Gln.

c) Glu.

d) Ala.

e) Asp.

Concept #2: Porins & β-barrel Motifs

Practice: Which of the following statements about integral proteins is NOT correct? 

a) They are firmly associated with the membrane. 

b) They contain hydrophobic regions that interact with hydrophobic lipid tails. 

c) They can be easily extracted/separated from lipid membranes by just a relatively small change in the pH. 

d) They commonly contain α-helices or multi-stranded β-barrels.

Practice: Integral membrane proteins are proteins that: 

a) Loosely associate with the membrane. 

b) Can be released from the membrane by slightly changing the pH. 

c) Can be released from the membrane by slightly changing the ionic strength of the solution. 

d) Penetrate or span the membrane.

Practice: In the hydrophobic environment of a membrane, the α-helix of a protein folds such that the outer surfaces contain mostly _________________ amino acids, while _________________ amino acids are mostly buried on the inside. 

a) Non-polar; Hydrophobic. 

b) Polar; Hydrophilic. 

c) Hydrophobic; Non-polar. 

d) Polar; Hydrophobic. 

e) Non-polar; Hydrophilic.