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Studying the effects of asymmetry on the bending rigidity of lipid membranes formed by microfluidics

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In this article we detail a robust high-throughput microfluidic platform capable of fabricating either symmetric or asymmetric giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) and characterise the mechanical properties of their membranes.

Graphical abstract: Studying the effects of asymmetry on the bending rigidity of lipid membranes formed by microfluidics

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Submitted
15 Dec 2015
Accepted
10 Mar 2016
First published
11 Mar 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5277-5280
Article type
Communication

Studying the effects of asymmetry on the bending rigidity of lipid membranes formed by microfluidics

K. Karamdad, R. V. Law, J. M. Seddon, N. J. Brooks and O. Ces, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5277
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10307J

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