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Membrane biophysics

This section incorporates all aspects of membrane biophysics including: structure and dynamics of model and cell membranes, structure and function of membrane proteins, mechanisms and transport properties of channels and transporters, and protein-membrane interactions.

  1. Bacterial sodium channels are important models for understanding ion permeation and selectivity. However, their homotetrameric structure limits their use as models for understanding the more complex eukaryotic...

    Authors: Huaping Sun, Zeyu Zheng, Olena A. Fedorenko and Stephen K. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2019 12:1
  2. Cell based carriers are increasingly recognized as a good system for cargo delivery to cells. One of the reasons is their biocompatibility and low toxicity compared to artificial systems. Giant plasma membrane...

    Authors: Špela Zemljič Jokhadar, Urška Klančnik, Maja Grundner, Tjaša Švelc Kebe, Saša Vrhovec Hartman, Mirjana Liović and Jure Derganc
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2018 11:1
  3. The polyvalent acidic lipid phosphatidylinositol, 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) is important for many cellular functions. It has been suggested that different pools of PIP2 exist in the cytoplasmic leaflet of the plasm...

    Authors: Kyu Il Lee, Wonpil Im and Richard W Pastor
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2014 7:13
  4. Based on the dynamics of antigen recognition from T cell receptor complex and T cell activation, different function of T cells may present different morphology feature, at least at molecular level. Regulatory ...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Zhenyi Jin, Xinyu Wang, Shaohua Chen, Lijian Yang, Kanger Zhu, Xiuli Wu and Yangqiu Li
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2014 7:7
  5. Increasing applications of titanium dioxide (TiO2) fine particles (FPs) and nanoparticles (NPs) require coupled knowledge improvement concerning their biokinetic effects. Neutrophils are quickly recruited to tita...

    Authors: Everton Luis Santos da Rosa
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2013 6:11
  6. Water is essential for life, but some organisms can survive complete desiccation, while many more survive partial dehydration during drying or freezing. The function of some protective molecules, such as sugar...

    Authors: Antoaneta V Popova and Dirk K Hincha
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2013 6:9
  7. The human receptor tyrosine kinase MET and its ligand hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor are essential during embryonic development and play an important role during cancer metastasis and tissue regenerat...

    Authors: Marina S Dietz, Daniel Haße, Davide M Ferraris, Antonia Göhler, Hartmut H Niemann and Mike Heilemann
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2013 6:6
  8. Protein-lipid interactions play essential roles in the conformational stability and biological functions of membrane proteins. However, few of the previous computational studies have taken into account the ato...

    Authors: Mizuki Morita, AVSK Mohan Katta, Shandar Ahmad, Takaharu Mori, Yuji Sugita and Kenji Mizuguchi
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2011 4:21
  9. Although biological membranes are organized as lipid bilayers, they contain a substantial fraction of lipids that have a strong tendency to adopt a nonlamellar, most often inverted hexagonal (HII) phase. The poly...

    Authors: Antoaneta V Popova and Dirk K Hincha
    Citation: BMC Biophysics 2011 4:11