Test Taking Tip
Often, complex cell biology is hidden within a question seemingly about a clinical scenario. If you can parse the implied question from the background without wasting time on superfluous information, you will have the best chance at efficiently making progress through tough questions.
Which cell wall component increases membrane fluidity?
What are the 3 main lipid classes found in the cell membrane?
What percentages of protein, carbohydrate, and lipid compose the plasma membrane?
What are the most common phospholipids in the plasma membrane?
Which portion of the cell wall provides capacitance (ability to store charge)?
Which portion provides the ability to resist charge?
What is the difference between surface antigens in the ABO system and the HLA system?
ABO = glycolipids
HLA = glycoproteins
Name the adhesion molecules that anchor a cell to other cells:
Name the adhesion molecules that anchor a cell to extracellular matrix molecules:
Cell-cell occluding junctions that form a water-impermeable barrier:
Toxic portion of lipopolysaccharide complex:
What synthesizes cAMP and serves as a second messenger to activate various cell enzymes and processes?
Name the thin filaments that interact with myosin to cause muscle contraction:
Name the thick filaments that slide along actin utilizing ATP:
Intermediate filament found in hair and nails:
Intermediate filament found in muscle:
Intermediate filament found in fibroblasts:
Form specialized cellular structures such as mitotic spindles, cilia, and neuronal axons; form lattice inside the cell to aid in transport of organelles in cell:
Specialized microtubule that forms spindle fibers during cell division:
Structural component of cell that synthesizes exported proteins:
Structural component of cell that detoxifies drugs and is involved with lipid/steroid synthesis:
Structural component of a cell that uses carbohydrates to modify proteins and ...