Observation of a membrane fusion intermediate structure.


We report the observation of a phase of phospholipid that contains a structure similar to the commonly postulated interbilayer state that is crucial to membrane fusion. The widely accepted model for membrane fusion suggests that there is an intermediate state in which the two contacting monolayers become continuous via an hourglass-shaped structure called a… (More)


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@article{Yang2002ObservationOA, title={Observation of a membrane fusion intermediate structure.}, author={Lin Yang and Huey W. Huang}, journal={Science}, year={2002}, volume={297 5588}, pages={1877-9} }