Plasma membrane microdomains Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carrier Proteins
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Sterols

abstract

  • Several lines of evidence indicate that the lipids in the plasma membrane of animal cells are inhomogeneously distributed, and that various types of specialized lipid domains play an important role in many biological processes. The characteristics of these domains, such as size, composition and dynamics, are currently under active investigation. It appears that there are many different types of membrane domains in the plasma membrane, and perhaps the entire membrane should be viewed as a mosaic of microdomains.

publication date

  • August 2002

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0955-0674(02)00351-4

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 483

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 14

number

  • 4