Membrane proteins diffuse as dynamic complexes with lipids.

Abstract

We describe how membrane proteins diffuse laterally in the membrane plane together with the lipids surrounding them. We find a number of intriguing phenomena. The lateral displacements of the protein and the lipids are strongly correlated, as the protein and the neighboring lipids form a dynamical protein-lipid complex, consisting of approximately 50-100… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja101481b

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