Exocytotic fusion pore stability and topological defects in the membrane with orientational degree of ordering.

Abstract

Regulated exocytosis is a process that strongly depends on the formation and stability of the fusion pore. It was indicated experimentally and theoretically that narrow and highly curved fusion pore may be stabilized by accumulation of anisotropic membrane components possessing orientational ordering. On the other hand, narrow fusion pore may also undergo… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceca.2012.04.001

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