Cell (Plasma) Membrane- Structure, Composition, Functions

Cell (Plasma) Membrane

Cell (Plasma) Membrane Definition Membranes are lipid structures that separate the contents of the compartment they surround from its environment. Plasma membranes separate the cell from its environment while other membranes define the boundaries of organelles and provide a matrix … Read more

Sandwich (Davson–Danielli) model of cell membrane

Sandwich (Davson–Danielli) model

The Davson–Danielli model (or paucimolecular model) was a model of the plasma membrane of a cell, proposed in 1935 by Hugh Davson and James Danielli. The model describes a phospholipid bilayer that lies between two layers of globular proteins and it is trilaminar and lipoproteinous. It was the first model that … Read more

Fluid Mosaic Model

Fluid mosaic model of a cell membrane

The plasma membrane, also known as the cell surface membrane or plasmalemma, defines the boundary of the cell. They are a special type of membranes which are lipid structures that separate the cell from its environment. In composition, it is … Read more