New insights into membrane dynamics from the analysis of cell surface interactions by physical methods

Erin D. Sheets, Rudolf Simson, Ken Jacobson

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Abstract

The physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the cell surface can be probed using a variety of microscopy-based techniques. The movements of membrane components are currently being characterized, and recent experiments have begun to define the structural origins of these modes of transport at a molecular level. However, explicit relationships between new knowledge of membrane structure and complex, linked functions, such as signal transduction and adhesion, remain elusive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-714
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cell Biology
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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