Coalescence of phospholipid vesicles mediated by β2GPI – experiment and modelling

  • Jasna Urbanija
  • B. Rozman
  • A. Iglič
  • T. Mareš
  • M. Daniel
  • Veronika Kralj-Iglic
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 16)


Collective interactions between the giant phospholipid vesicles made of POPC, cardiolipin and cholesterol after the addition of β2GPI may cause the coalescence of membrane buds to the mother cell. Using the discrete elastic model of the vesicle membrane mechanics it was shown that the coalescence of the buds depends on the adhesion strength and rigidity of the biomembrane.


Adhesion Energy Phospholipid Vesicle POPC Vesicle Unilamellar Phospholipid Vesicle IFMBE Proceeding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasna Urbanija
    • 1
  • B. Rozman
    • 2
  • A. Iglič
    • 3
  • T. Mareš
    • 4
  • M. Daniel
    • 4
  • Veronika Kralj-Iglic
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical Biophysics, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyUniversity Medical CentreLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  4. 4.Laboratory of Biomechanics, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringCzech Technical University PragueCzech Republic

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