Coupling of chain melting and bilayer structure : domains , rafts , elasticity and fusion


Lipid membranes in biology have a complex composition, consisting of hundreds of different lipids and proteins, plus various steroids like cholesterol. Therefore extensive research on the physical and physico-chemical properties of lipids took place in the 1970s and 1980s [1, 2]. However, the interest in lipids somewhat declined among biochemists, because… (More)

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