Lipid membranes with grafted polymers: physicochemical aspects.

@article{Marsh2003LipidMW,
  title={Lipid membranes with grafted polymers: physicochemical aspects.},
  author={Derek Marsh and Rosa Bartucci and Luigi Sportelli},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2003},
  volume={1615 1-2},
  pages={33-59}
}
Membranes grafted with water-soluble polymers resist protein adsorption and adhesion to cellular surfaces. Liposomes with surface-grafted polymers therefore find applications in drug delivery. The physicochemical properties of polymer-grafted lipid membranes are reviewed with mean-field and scaling theories from polymer physics. Topics covered are: mushroom-brush transitions, membrane expansion and elasticity, bilayer-micelle transitions, membrane-membrane interactions and protein-membrane… CONTINUE READING
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