Structure and Function of Membranes and the Role of the Plasma Membrane in Metabolic Regulations
Membranes are essential for life as we know it. It is very likely that the origin of life is associated with the formation of vesicular membranes. It is difficult to imagine that the most improbable of events, the creation of life, could have taken place without such a device of organization and concentration. Membranes are structures that envelop cells and intracellular organelles, thereby creating compartments. It was not Caesar, but a membrane who first said: divide and conquer. By protecting the delicate components of living protoplasm against a hostile environment, membranes have made the survival of a genetic apparatus possible and have made life liveable.
KeywordsATPase Activity Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Aerobic Glycolysis Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cell Mitochondrial ATPase
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