Membranes by the Numbers

  title={Membranes by the Numbers},
  author={Rob Phillips},
  journal={arXiv: Biomolecules},
  • R. Phillips
  • Published 6 March 2017
  • Biology
  • arXiv: Biomolecules
Many of the most important processes in cells take place on and across membranes. With the rise of an impressive array of powerful quantitative methods for characterizing these membranes, it is an opportune time to reflect on the structure and function of membranes from the point of view of biological numeracy. To that end, in this chapter, I review the quantitative parameters that characterize the mechanical, electrical, and transport properties of membranes and carry out a number of… 
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