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Membrane adhesion and the formation of heterogeneities: biology, biophysics, and biotechnology

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Membrane adhesion is essential to many vital biological processes. Sites of membrane adhesion are often associated with heterogeneities in the lipid and protein composition of the membrane. These heterogeneities are thought to play functional roles by facilitating interactions between proteins. However, the causal links between membrane adhesion and membrane heterogeneities are not known. Here we survey the state of the field and indicate what we think are understudied areas ripe for development.

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The article was received on 16 Dec 2014, accepted on 27 Mar 2015 and first published on 27 Mar 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05876C
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 15522-15533
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    Membrane adhesion and the formation of heterogeneities: biology, biophysics, and biotechnology

    V. D. Gordon, T. J. O'Halloran and O. Shindell, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 15522
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05876C

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