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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1975 Aug;72(8):3111-3.

Brownian motion in biological membranes.

Abstract

Brownian motion (diffusion) of particles in membranes occurs in a highly anisotropic environment. For such particles a translational mobility (independent of velocity) can be defined if the viscosity of the liquid embedding the membrane is taken into account. The results of a model calculation are presented. They suggest that for a realistic situation translational diffusion should be about four times faster in relation to rotational diffusion than in the isotropic case.

PMID:
1059096
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PMC432930
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