The Role of Membrane Lateral Tension in Calcium-Induced Membrane Fusion

@article{Chanturiya2000TheRO,
  title={The Role of Membrane Lateral Tension in Calcium-Induced Membrane Fusion},
  author={A. Chanturiya and P. Scaria and M. Woodle},
  journal={The Journal of Membrane Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={176},
  pages={67-75}
}
Abstract. Calcium-induced fusion of liposomes was studied with a view to understand the role of membrane tension in this process. Lipid mixing due to fusion was monitored by following fluorescence of rhodamine-phosphatidyl-ethanolamine incorporated into liposomal membrane at a self-quenching concentration. The extent of lipid mixing was found to depend on the rate of calcium addition: at slow rates it was significantly lower than when calcium was injected instantly. The vesicle inner volume was… Expand
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