Shrinking patches and slippery rafts: Scales of domains in the plasma membrane

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Abstract

Many types of experiment show that the plasma membranes of cells are patchy and locally differentiated into domains. Some of these domains seem to arise through the confinement of diffusible membrane proteins. Others might arise through lipid-lipid interactions. Both types of domain are transient on a biological timescale but both could create local conditions that enhance molecular interactions, such as those that occur in receptor-mediated signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-496
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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