UA Biophysics:Membrane fluctuation

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Biological membranes are essential constituents in any living organism. Their mechanical properties determine diverse aspects of physiological importance for the cell, like stability and external factor resistance. By the use of Vesicle Fluctuation Analysis (VFA), one can infer the bending elastic constant and the rigidity of lipid membranes. We are interested in studying the changes in these constants under different conditions, such as the presence of charges or cholesterol.


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