Structure and Function
  • Alessandra Gliozzi
  • Ranieri Rolandi


The membrane surrounding the living cell is not only a passive barrier separating the interior of the cell from its environment, it must also make possible the selective interaction of these two regions, between which substances and information are continually exchanged. To better understand the dynamics of these processes, it seems useful to give a description of chemical composition, architecture, and topography of the plasma membrane.


Lipid Bilayer Lipid Bilayer Membrane Planar Lipid Bilayer Purple Membrane Excitable Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Gliozzi
    • 1
  • Ranieri Rolandi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze FisicheUniversità di GenovaGenoaItaly

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