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Issue 33, 2013
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Changes in lipid density induce membrane curvature

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Abstract

Highly curved bilayer lipid membranes make up the shell of many intra- and extracellular compartments, including organelles and vesicles. Using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations, we show that increasing the density of lipids in the bilayer membrane can induce the membrane to form a curved shape.

Graphical abstract: Changes in lipid density induce membrane curvature

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The article was received on 12 May 2013, accepted on 30 May 2013 and first published on 18 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42332H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 13622-13625

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    Changes in lipid density induce membrane curvature

    A. J. de Jesus, N. Kastelowitz and H. Yin, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 13622
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42332H

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