Local and nonlocal curvature elasticity in bilayer membranes by tether formation from lecithin vesicles.

@article{Waugh1992LocalAN,
  title={Local and nonlocal curvature elasticity in bilayer membranes by tether formation from lecithin vesicles.},
  author={Richard E. Waugh and Jeonghyeon Song and Sa{\vs}a Svetina and Bo{\vs}tjan Žek{\vs}},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={974-82}
}
Bilayer membranes exhibit an elastic resistance to changes in curvature. This resistance depends both on the intrinsic stiffness of the constituent monolayers and on the curvature-induced expansion or compression of the monolayers relative to each other. The monolayers are constrained by hydrophobic forces to remain in contact, but they are capable of independent lateral redistribution to minimize the relative expansion or compression of each leaflet. Therefore, the magnitude of the expansion… CONTINUE READING

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