Single-particle tracking: effects of corrals.

  title={Single-particle tracking: effects of corrals.},
  author={Michael J. Saxton},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={69 2},
Structural proteins of the membrane skeleton are thought to form "corrals" at the membrane surface, and these corrals may restrict lateral diffusion of membrane proteins. Recent experimental developments in single-particle tracking and laser trapping make it possible to examine the corral model in detail. Techniques to interpret these experiments are presented. First, escape times for a diffusing particle in a corral are obtained from Monte Carlo calculations and analytical solutions for… CONTINUE READING