Lateral interactions among membrane proteins. Implications for the organization of gap junctions.

@article{Abney1987LateralIA,
  title={Lateral interactions among membrane proteins. Implications for the organization of gap junctions.},
  author={James R. Abney and Jochen Braun and John C. Owicki},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={441-54}
}
We have studied the relationship between interprotein forces and the lateral distribution of proteins in disordered mouse liver gap junctions. Data on protein positions are obtained from freeze-fracture electron micrographs. Short-ranged correlations in observed positions are characteristic of interacting particles in a fluid state. An analysis derived from… CONTINUE READING