Mechanisms of membrane fusion: disparate players and common principles

@article{Martens2008MechanismsOM,
  title={Mechanisms of membrane fusion: disparate players and common principles},
  author={Sascha Martens and Harvey T. McMahon},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={543-556}
}
Membrane fusion can occur between cells, between different intracellular compartments, between intracellular compartments and the plasma membrane and between lipid-bound structures such as viral particles and cellular membranes. In order for membranes to fuse they must first be brought together. The more highly curved a membrane is, the more fusogenic it becomes. We discuss how proteins, including SNAREs, synaptotagmins and viral fusion proteins, might mediate close membrane apposition and… 

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