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  • René CostardEmail author
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Abstract

Cells are the machines of life for all living organisms from the smallest bacteria to large animals or plants Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, [1]. Semipermeable cell membranes separate the cytoplasm from the extracellular space. Their basic structure consists of a bilayer of lipids (cf. Fig. 1.1) complemented by membrane proteins that account for selective transport of ions and molecules in and out of the cell as well as for cell signaling.

Keywords

Head Group Hydrocarbon Chain Reverse Micelle Hydration Shell Hydration Structure 
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  1. 1.Max-Born-InstitutBerlinGermany

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