Membrane organization and lipid rafts.

  title={Membrane organization and lipid rafts.},
  author={Kai Simons and J{\'u}lio L. Sampaio},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  volume={3 10},
Cell membranes are composed of a lipid bilayer, containing proteins that span the bilayer and/or interact with the lipids on either side of the two leaflets. Although recent advances in lipid analytics show that membranes in eukaryotic cells contain hundreds of different lipid species, the function of this lipid diversity remains enigmatic. The basic structure of cell membranes is the lipid bilayer, composed of two apposing leaflets, forming a two-dimensional liquid with fascinating properties… CONTINUE READING
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