Liposomes have become an important model system for studying the phenomenon of membrane fusion (Blumenthal, 1985; Gregoriadis, 1984). The simplicity of form of artificial lipid membranes makes them an effective tool for elucidating the actual mechanism of fusion between opposing membranes. The information derived from the study of model liposome fusion is A. crucial contribution to the understanding of biologically relevant fusion activities, including endocytosis, exocytosis, and viral infection.
KeywordsMembrane Fusion Resonance Energy Transfer Fusion Activity Aqueous Content Artificial Lipid Membrane
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