3. Membranes and Organelles

  1. Stephen R. Bolsover1,
  2. Jeremy S. Hyams2,
  3. Elizabeth A. Shephard3,
  4. Hugh A. White3 and
  5. Claudia G. Wiedemann1

Published Online: 27 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047146158X.ch3

Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition

Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bolsover, S. R., Hyams, J. S., Shephard, E. A., White, H. A. and Wiedemann, C. G. (2004) Membranes and Organelles , in Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047146158X.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, University College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Biology, University College, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471263937

Online ISBN: 9780471461586

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Keywords:

  • membrane;
  • diffusion;
  • extracellular matrix;
  • tight junction;
  • gap junction;
  • nucleus;
  • mitochondrion;
  • chloroplast;
  • peroxisome;
  • endoplasmic reticulum;
  • Golgi apparatus;
  • lysosome

Summary

In this chapter we introduce cell membranes and their basic properties. Tight and gap junctions are specializations of the plasma membrane. Organelles, which are bounded by membranes, can be divided into those bounded by a double membrane - nuclei, mitochondria and chloroplasts - and those bounded by a single membrane - peroxisomes, the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus and lysosomes.