Physics of the Cell Membrane

Authored by: Thomas Wolkow

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Print publication date:  April  2010
Online publication date:  April  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075243
eBook ISBN: 9781420075250
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420075250-c1

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Abstract

The plasma membrane and those of intracellular organelles are composed of lipids and proteins arranged in a dynamic lipid bilayer. The structures and mechanical features of both components are described herein.

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