Lipid domains in bacterial membranes.

  title={Lipid domains in bacterial membranes.},
  author={Kouji Matsumoto and Jin Kusaka and Ayako Nishibori and Hiroshi Hara},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  volume={61 5},
The recent development of specific probes for lipid molecules has led to the discovery of lipid domains in bacterial membranes, that is, of membrane areas differing in lipid composition. A view of the membrane as a patchwork is replacing the assumption of lipid homogeneity inherent in the fluid mosaic model of Singer and Nicolson (Science 1972, 175: 720-731). If thus membranes have complex lipid structure, questions arise about how it is generated and maintained, and what its function might be… CONTINUE READING

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