Lipids in biological membrane fusion

  title={Lipids in biological membrane fusion},
  author={Leonid V. Chernomordik and Michael M. Kozlov and Joshua Zimmerberg},
  journal={The Journal of Membrane Biology},
The results reviewed suggest that membrane fusion in diverse biological fusion reactions involves formation of some specific intermediates: stalks and pores. Energy of these intermediates and, consequently, the rate and extent of fusion depend on the propensity of the corresponding monolayers of membranes to bend in the required directions. Proteins and peptides can control the bending energy of membrane monolayers in a number of ways. Monolayer lipid composition may be altered by different… CONTINUE READING


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