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Lateral diffusion of lipids and proteins in bilayer membranes

By Winchil L.C. Vaz, Federico Goodsaid-Zalduondo and Ken Jacobson

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AbstractCurrent knowledge of lipid and protein diffusion rates in homogeneous, fluid, artificial bilayers is reviewed and the ability of current theory to account for these rates is evaluated as a reference for understanding lateral diffusion in biomembranes. Experimental evidence on the effects of increasing protein concentration on the lateral diffusion of membrane lipids and proteins is summarized to provide a qualitative description of the situation in biomembranes.Lipid bilayersLateral diffusionMembrane proteinsFluorescent probesPhotobleachin

Publisher: Published by Elsevier B.V.
Year: 1984
DOI identifier: 10.1016/0014-5793(84)81157-6
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