Membrane Lipid Fluidity at a Physiologically Relevant Scale; Determination by Fluorescence Polarization

  • Meir Shinitzky
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 71)


The intention of this chapter is to provide an outline of the current views and methodology relating to lipid fluidity of cell membranes, as determined by fluorescence polarization techniques, and its involvement in membranal activities.


Lipid Bilayer Fluorescence Polarization Critical Micellar Concentration Fluorescence Anisotropy Rotational Correlation Time 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meir Shinitzky
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  1. 1.Department of Membrane ResearchThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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