The function of a cell membrane, also referred to as the plasma membrane, is to protect the structures within the cell, give shape to the cell and support its structure. More »

According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the cell membrane has two main functions: regulating which molecules go in and out of the cell and separating incompatible processes occurring within organelles. Without the cell... More »

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The function of the nuclear membrane in an animal cell is to hold the DNA inside the nucleus in order to protect it from surrounding substances. The nuclear membrane also regulates which substances can enter or exit the ... More »

An animal cell contains a nucleus, cytoplasm that contains the various organelles and a cell membrane, also called a plasma membrane. The nucleus is the largest of the organelles and governs cell activity. It also contai... More »

As a result of cell adaptation, the function of the cell influences its shape and internal structure. This is visible in specialized cells such as red blood cells, sperm cells, muscle cells and nerve cells. More »

The cell membrane is a flexible membrane that surrounds all eukaryotic cells. The membrane holds all of the organelles inside of the cell and keeps certain solutes from coming into or leaving the cell. More »

A pinocytotic vesicle is a structure that aids in transportation as a cell's plasma membrane absorbs molecules from outside. Dictionary.com describes this process as taking place when the exterior membrane enfolds the mo... More »