briefly explain fluid mosaic model.

The fluid mosaic model is an interpretation of cell membrane structure. It was proposed in the early 1970s by S.J. Singer and Garth Nicolson. The fluid mosaic model says that cell membranes are composed of a double layer of lipids with associated proteins. The lipid bilayer, as it is commonly referred to, has a back to back structure - in the outer layer the hydrophilic heads of the lipid molecules are oriented outward, and in the inner layer they are oriented inward.

 

A variety of proteins are attached to and embedded in the lipid bilayer. The attached, or peripheral, proteins include identifiers, hormone receptors, and immune proteins. The embedded proteins create transport passageways for the many different molecules that need to be moved into and out of the cell. The "fluid" part of the term comes from the belief that the proteins are able to flow and move around in the membrane.

 

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The fluid mosaic model was first proposed by S.J. Singer and Garth L. Nicolson in 1972 to explain the structure of the plasma membrane. The model has evolved somewhat over time, but it still best accounts for the structure and functions of the plasma membrane as we now understand them. The fluid mosaic model describes the structure of the plasma membrane as a mosaic of components —including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates—that gives the membrane a fluid character . Plasma membranes range from 5 to 10 nm in thickness. For comparison, human red blood cells, visible via light microscopy, are approximately 8 µm wide, or approximately 1,000 times wider than a plasma membrane. The proportions of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates in the plasma membrane vary with cell type. For example, myelin contains 18% protein and 76% lipid. The mitochondrial inner membrane contains 76% protein and 24% lipid. The Components and functions of the Plasma Membrane

The principal components of a plasma membrane are lipids (phospholipids and cholesterol), proteins, and carbohydrates attached to some of the lipids and some of the proteins.

The fluid mosaic model of the plasma membrane

The fluid mosaic model of the plasma membrane describes the plasma membrane as a fluid combination of phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins. Carbohydrates attached to lipids (glycolipids) and to proteins (glycoproteins) extend from the outward-facing surface of the membrane.

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The fluid mosaic model explains various observations regarding the structure of functional cell membranes. According to this model, there is a lipid bilayer in which the protein molecules are embedded. ... The fluid mosaic model is the most acceptable model of plasma membrane.
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Mosaic model was made by nicolsan nd singer both scientist states that lipid bilayer has proteins embedded in it or proteins are icebergs floating on the surface of lipids it's a diagram look it all will be clear
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The fluid mosaic model of the plasma membrane describes the plasma membrane as a fluid combination of phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins. Carbohydrates attached to lipids (glycolipids) and to proteins (glycoproteins) extend from the outward-facing surface of the membrane.
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According to Fluid Mosaic Model:
1- The Protein Layer Are not continuous and are not confined on the surface but are embedded in lipid bilayer in a mosaic manner.
2_ Cell membrane contains charged
pores through which movement of molecules take place ,both by Active Transport and Passive Transport
3_ This model is most accepted one.
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According to Fluid Mosaic Model:
1- The Protein Layer Are not continuous and are not confined on the surface but are embedded in lipid bilayer in a mosaic manner.
2_ Cell membrane contains charged
pores through which movement of molecules take place ,both by Active Transport and Passive Transport
3_ This model is most accepted one.
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The fluid mosaic model describes the structure of the plasma membrane as a mosaic of components including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates that gives the membrane a fluid character. Plasma membrane range from 5 to 10 nm in thickness.
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It is proposed by S.J singer & Garth L.nicolson in 1972 to explain the structure of plasma membrane. It defines two dimensional layers that liquids restricts the lateral diffusion of membrane component .
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