Major Intrinsic Proteins in Biomimetic Membranes

  • Claus Hélix Nielsen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 679)


Biological membranes define the structural and functional boundaries in living cells and their organelles. The integrity of the cell depends on its ability to separate inside from outside and yet at the same time allow massive transport of matter in and out the cell. Nature has elegantly met this challenge by developing membranes in the form of lipid bilayers in which specialized transport proteins are incorporated. This raises the question: is it possible to mimic biological membranes and create a membrane based sensor and/or separation device?


Lipid Bilayer Reverse Osmosis Xenopus Oocyte Phosphatidyl Choline Lipid Bilayer Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Quantum Protein Center Department of PhysicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngby

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