Membrane tension in swelling and shrinking molluscan neurons.

@article{Dai1998MembraneTI,
  title={Membrane tension in swelling and shrinking molluscan neurons.},
  author={Jianwu Dai and Michael P Sheetz and Xianchong Wan and Catherine E. Morris},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 17},
  pages={
          6681-92
        }
}
When neurons undergo dramatic shape and volume changes, how is surface area adjusted appropriately? The membrane tension hypothesis-namely that high tensions favor recruitment of membrane to the surface whereas low tensions favor retrieval-provides a simple conceptual framework for surface area homeostasis. With membrane tension and area in a feedback loop, tension extremes may be averted even during excessive mechanical load variations. We tested this by measuring apparent membrane tension of… CONTINUE READING

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