membrane fluidity

German: Membranfluidität
Japanese: 膜流動性

Cell biology. The motion of phospholipid molecules within the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane. It depends on the classes of phospholipids present, their fatty acid composition and degree of unsaturation of the fatty acid chains, the cholesterol concentration, and temperature. The membrane fluidity is a determinant factor in molecule transport and signal transduction.

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