Revisit the Correlation between the Elastic Mechanics and Fusion of Lipid Membranes

  title={Revisit the Correlation between the Elastic Mechanics and Fusion of Lipid Membranes},
  author={Zih-An Fan and Kuan-yu Tsang and Si-Han Chen and Yi-Fan Chen},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Membrane fusion is a vital process in key cellular events. The fusion capability of a membrane depends on its elastic properties and varies with its lipid composition. It is believed that as the composition varies, the consequent change in C0 (monolayer spontaneous curvature) is the major factor dictating fusion, owing to the associated variation in GEs (elastic energies) of the fusion intermediates (e.g. stalk). By exploring the correlations among fusion, C0 and Kcp (monolayer bending modulus… 
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