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Meet Flippase!

Meet P4-type ATPase, better known as Flippase! Flippase lives and works in the plasma membrane. The plasma membrane is the border between the outside and the inside of the cell made from two layers of phospholipids. (We call the membrane a “phospholipid bilayer.”) Phospholipids have heads that enjoy the water, but their tails hate water. …

Meet VDAC!

Meet Voltage-Dependent Anionic Channel! Scientists call it by its nickname, VDAC. VDAC lives in the mitochondria (that’s right: the powerhouse of the cell), specifically in the outer membrane. It’s the most abundant protein in the outer mitochondrial membrane and it is present in every single mitochondrion on earth. Mitochondria supply energy to the cell in …

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