Electro-formation and fluorescence microscopy of giant vesicles with coexisting liquid phases.

Abstract

Giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) are routinely used to study coexisting liquid phases in bilayer membranes. Liquid domains are observed in a wide variety of ternary GUV membranes containing phospholipids and cholesterol, and are thought to model raft domains in cell membranes. GUVs are attractive model systems because vesicles are easily prepared using… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-59745-513-8_6

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