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Diffusion on Membrane Tubes - A Highly Discriminatory Test of the Saffman-Delbruck Theory / D. R Daniels; M. S Turner
Pages: 6667 - 6670
Swansea University Author: Daniels, Rob
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DOI (Published version): 10.1021/la0635000
Diffusion on Membrane Tubes - A Highly Discriminatory Test of the Saffman-Delbruck Theory
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This work is important in that it overturns almost thirty years of theory to do with how small proteins diffuse on membranes that exist in association with living cells. This work is crucial for many biological applications and in vivo processes, such as when cells sense their environment due to the production of long, thin membrane tubes that connect them. Understanding this phenomenon is critical for tackling such diseases as cancer and pathologies that affect embryogenesis, for example.
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