Erythrocyte membrane model with explicit description of the lipid bilayer and the spectrin network.

@article{Li2014ErythrocyteMM,
  title={Erythrocyte membrane model with explicit description of the lipid bilayer and the spectrin network.},
  author={He Li and George Lykotrafitis},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={642-653}
}
The membrane of the red blood cell (RBC) consists of spectrin tetramers connected at actin junctional complexes, forming a two-dimensional (2D) sixfold triangular network anchored to the lipid bilayer. Better understanding of the erythrocyte mechanics in hereditary blood disorders such as spherocytosis, elliptocytosis, and especially, sickle cell disease requires the development of a detailed membrane model. In this study, we introduce a mesoscale implicit-solvent coarse-grained molecular… CONTINUE READING
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