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Long, saturated fatty acid tails _____ lipid mobility and _____ membrane fluidity. enhance; increase reduce; increase enhance; maintain maintain; decrease reduce; decrease

Justin Parker

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Zach Chandler on November 10, 2018

reduce the lipid mobilitydecrease membrane fluidityWhen tails of fatty acids are saturated, meaning that its conformation is perfectly straight becoming easy to compact more and more fatty acids because they fit perfectly together, and therefore the reduction of the lipid mobility. In turn, if the lipid mobility is reduced, the fluidity of the membrane is reduced because lipids are too "stiff" together.

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