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Title: Active fusion and fission processes on a fluid membrane
Authors: Rao, Madan
Sarasij, R.C.
Issue Date: 17-Sep-2001
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2001, Vol.87, 128101
Abstract: We investigate the steady states and dynamical instabilities resulting from “particles” depositing on (fusion) and pinching off (fission) a fluid membrane. These particles could be either small lipid vesicles or isolated proteins. In the stable case, such fusion/fission events suppress long wavelength fluctuations of the membrane. In the unstable case, the membrane shoots out long tubular structures reminiscent of endosomal compartments or folded structures which bear a morphological resemblance to internal membranes of the cell.
ISSN: 0031-9007
1079-7114 (online)
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Copyright: (2001) by the American Physical Society
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