Giant Vesicles: Preparations and Applications

@article{Walde2010GiantVP,
  title={Giant Vesicles: Preparations and Applications},
  author={Peter Walde and Katia Cosentino and Helen Engel and Pasquale Stano},
  journal={ChemBioChem},
  year={2010},
  volume={11}
}
There is considerable interest in preparing cell‐sized giant unilamellar vesicles from natural or nonnatural amphiphiles because a giant vesicle membrane resembles the self‐closed lipid matrix of the plasma membrane of all biological cells. Currently, giant vesicles are applied to investigate certain aspects of biomembranes. Examples include lateral lipid heterogeneities, membrane budding and fission, activities of reconstituted membrane proteins, or membrane permeabilization caused by added… 

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