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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2001 Aug;13(4):478-84.

Implications of lipid microdomains for membrane curvature, budding and fission.

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Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstrasse 108, D-01307, Dresden, Germany.

Abstract

Recent studies have highlighted the importance of monolayer and bilayer curvature for the budding and fission of biological membranes. Other lines of research, addressing the structure of planar biological membranes, have revealed the existence of cholesterol-based membrane microdomains. Here, we comment on the significance of microdomains for curved membranes, with special emphasis on budding and fission.

PMID:
11454455
DOI:
10.1016/s0955-0674(00)00239-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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