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News Physiol Sci. 2004 Apr;19:39-43.

Lipid rafts: feeling is believing.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PD, United Kingdom.

Abstract

In the late 1990s, accumulated evidence led to the proposal that biological membranes are composed of microdomains of different lipids, which form functional "rafts." Recent work using atomic force microscopy has given us new insights into the factors influencing the formation and behavior of these physiological microenvironments

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