Membrane-Mediated Interactions

  title={Membrane-Mediated Interactions},
  author={Anne-Florence Bitbol and Doru Constantin and Jean-Baptiste Fournier},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
Interactions mediated by the cell membrane between inclusions, such as membrane proteins or antimicrobial peptides, play important roles in their biological activity. They also constitute a fascinating challenge for physicists, since they test the boundaries of our understanding of self-assembled lipid membranes, which are remarkable examples of two-dimensional complex fluids. Inclusions can couple to various degrees of freedom of the membrane, resulting in different types of interactions. In… 

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