The mechanism of vesicle formation.

  title={The mechanism of vesicle formation.},
  author={Dan D. Lasic},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={256 1},
Phospholipid molecules exhibit amphiphilic properties and therefore they aggregate either in their crystalline state or in polar solvents into ordered structures with typical lyotropic liquid crystalline symmetries (de Gennes, 1974). At high lipid concentrations in water these are predominantly lamellar phases (Luzzati, 1968), while in aqueous solutions phospholipid molecules normally form self-closed spherical or oval structures where one or several phospholipid bilayers entrap(s) part of the… CONTINUE READING