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A membrane fusion assay based on pore-spanning lipid bilayers

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Abstract

Pore-spanning planar membranes on highly ordered porous silicon substrates were shown to be well suited to monitor the calcium ion mediated fusion of large unilamellar vesicles by means of confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy and scanning ion conductance microscopy in real-time.

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The article was received on 06 Dec 2010, accepted on 04 Jan 2011 and first published on 24 Jan 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01429J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 1644-1647
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    A membrane fusion assay based on pore-spanning lipid bilayers

    I. Höfer and C. Steinem, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 1644
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01429J

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