Lipid rafts: at a crossroad between cell biology and physics

  title={Lipid rafts: at a crossroad between cell biology and physics},
  author={Ken Jacobson and Ole G. Mouritsen and Richard G. W. Anderson},
  journal={Nature Cell Biology},
Membrane lateral heterogeneity is accepted as a requirement for the function of biological membranes and the notion of lipid rafts gives specificity to this broad concept. However, the lipid raft field is now at a technical impasse because the physical tools to study biological membranes as a liquid that is ordered in space and time are still being developed. This has lead to a disconnection between the concept of lipid rafts as derived from biochemical and biophysical assays and their… CONTINUE READING
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