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Physical properties of the fluid lipid-bilayer component of cell membranes: a perspective

  • Myer Bloom (a1), Evan Evans (a1) (a2) and Ole G. Mouritsen (a3)

The motivation for this review arises from the conviction that, as a result of the mass of experimental data and observations collected in recent years, the study of the physical properties of membranes is now entering a new stage of development. More and more, experiments are being designed to answer specific, detailed questions about membranes which will lead to a quantitative understanding of the way in which the physical properties of membranes are related to and influence their biological function.

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