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What kinds of materials pass through cell membrane?

Answer

Wiki User
10/02/2008

Cell membranes are most permeable to non-polar molecules(eg. lipids and cholesterol). Polar molecules can also cross the membrane but require specific transporters, carriers,or channels(eg. sodium, potassium, chlorine, calcium, magnesium, glucose, amino acids, etc...).