Bilayers

Some articles on bilayer, bilayers:

Model Lipid Bilayer
... A model lipid bilayer is any bilayer assembled in vitro, as opposed to the bilayer of natural cell membranes or covering various sub-cellular structures like ... A model bilayer can be made with either synthetic or natural lipids ... More physiologically relevant model bilayers can be made with mixtures of several synthetic or natural lipids ...
Lipid Bilayer Fusion - Lipid Mechanism
... Second, the two bilayers must come into very close contact (within a few angstroms) ... as the bound surface water normally present causes bilayers to strongly repel at this distance ... Third, a destabilization must develop at one point between the two bilayers, inducing a highly localized rearrangement of the two bilayers ...
Model Lipid Bilayer - Supported Lipid Bilayers (SLB)
... or a cell membrane in which the lipid bilayer is rolled into an enclosed shell, a supported bilayer is a planar structure sitting on a solid support ... Because of this, only the upper face of the bilayer is exposed to free solution ... This layout has advantages and drawbacks related to the study of lipid bilayers ...
Lipid Bilayer - History
... that the cell membrane is a lipid bilayer ... Although he did not publish the first electron microscopy study of lipid bilayers J ... concept of the “unit membrane.” This was the first time the bilayer structure had been universally assigned to all cell membranes as well as organelle membranes ...
Lipid Bilayer Fusion
... proceeds completely through both leaflets of both bilayers, an aqueous bridge is formed and the internal contents of the two structures can mix ... Alternatively, if only one leaflet from each bilayer is involved in the fusion process, the bilayers are said to be hemifused ... lipid constituents of the outer leaflet of the two bilayers can mix, but the inner leaflets remain distinct ...