Cell Plasma Membranes and Phase Transitions

  • Mark M. Banaszak Holl
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Abstract

Cell plasma membrane phaseplays a large role in membrane trafficking and signaling. The rolethat membrane phase plays in cell function, current hypothesesconcerning the size and time duration of the phase transitions, andthe role in disease are discussed.

Keywords

Cell plasma membrane lipid raft gel fluid mosaicmodel 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark M. Banaszak Holl
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Program in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor

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