Hydrodynamic Interprotein Interaction in a Biomembrane

  • S. Komura
  • T. Izuyama
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 52)


A membrane of the lipid bilayer is regarded as a two-dimensional viscous and incompressible fluid coupled to the surrounding water. A long-range interaction arises between protein molecules moving in this two-dimensional fluid in a weak coupling limit.


  1. 1.
    P.G. Saffman and M. Delbrück: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 72 (1975) 3111.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    P.G. Saffman: J. Fluid. Mech. 73 (1976) 593.MathSciNetADSzbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Y.Y. Suzuki and T. Izuyama: J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 58 (1989) 1104.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Komura
    • 1
  • T. Izuyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of TokyoMeguro-ku, Tokyo 153Japan

Personalised recommendations