Molecular graphic of membrane phospholipid bilayer

Molecular graphic of membrane phospholipid bilayer

G460/0064 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Phospholipid bilayer. Molecular graphic of the phospholipid bilayer that forms the membrane around all living cells. The cell membrane is made of phospholipid molecules, each of which has a hydrophilic (soluble in water) and hydrophobic (insoluble in water) end. The hydrophobic part of the phospholipid is a fatty acid chain, shown here in blue. The molecules line up in two sheets, with the fatty acid chains forming a hydrophobic layer in the middle. The hydrophilic surface on both sides of the membrane, shown here in yellow and white, is the point of contact for molecules leaving or entering the cell.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: amphipathic lipid bilayer, biological, biology, cell membrane, cell structure, cytology, lipid bilayer, membrane, microbiology, molec graphic, molec. graphic, phospholipid bilayer, plasma membrane

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.