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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Feb;65(2 Pt 1):021905. Epub 2002 Jan 17.

Flexoelectricity and elasticity of asymmetric biomembranes.

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  • 1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY Buffalo, 320 Cary Hall, Buffalo, New York 14214, USA.


In view of the well-established charge and dipolar asymmetry of the two leaflets of a native membrane, the theory of flexoelectricity (and curvature elasticity) is extended to take into account this asymmetry using linear and nonlinear forms of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation. The results are discussed with respect to data from atomic force microscopy studies of electromotility in biomembranes.

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