Get a handful labeled plasma membrane diagrams to assist your study about fish anatomy. These anatomy diagrams are provided to guide you in studying the structure of plasma membrane. These diagrams include some parts of the cell and can give you some detailed information about the structures of plasma membrane. The diagrams are provided in the following images.
The plasma membrane diagram above shows you the structure of a plasma membrane. Plasma membrane can be defined as a biological membrane or an outer membrane of a cell, which is composed of two layers of phospholipids and embedded with proteins. It is a thin semi permeable membrane layer, which surrounds the cytoplasm and other constituents of the cell. More cell diagrams are in the following images.
The main components of plasma membrane include: Proteins like glycoprotein, which are used for cell recognition and act as receptors and antigens; Proteins like glycolipids are attached to phospholipids along with the sugar chains; Lipids with short chain of carbohydrates are attached on the extracellular side of the membrane; Phospholipid Bilayer – which are made up of phosphates and lipids. They create a partially permeable membrane, which allows only certain substances to diffuse through the membrane; and Cholesterol – it maintains the fluidity of cell surface membrane.