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Cell membranes are way more complicated than you think - Nazzy Pakpour


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Cell membranes are structures of contradictions. These oily films are hundreds of times thinner than a strand of spider silk, yet strong enough to protect the delicate contents of life: the cell’s watery cytoplasm, genetic material, organelles, and all the molecules it needs to survive. How does the membrane work, and where does that strength come from? Nazzy Pakpour investigates.

A ________ protein is fully on one side or the other of the cell membrane.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Nazzy Pakpour
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Animator Andria Pourouti
  • Designer Dinos Hadjidemetri
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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