What gives the plasma membrane the ability to self-reassemble?
- JazSincLv 73 weeks ago
It doesn't self-reassemble, but if it did, then it would be because of water's affinity for water; water's affinity for the polar heads; and water's non-affinity for the hydrophobic tales.
A phospholipid bilayer membrane is one stable structure that can occur when attempting to mix membrane phospholipids with water.
Other stable structures would include micelles, and a monolayer at the water-air interface with the hydrophobic tails sticking up in the air. So, hey, shenanigans.