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Prof. Patricia Bassereau "Cellular membrane traffic from a soft matter point of view"

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Group "Membranes and cellular functions", Centre de Recherche, Institut Curie Paris, France

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  • Seminar
When Feb 12, 2014
from 02:15 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Seminarraum A, FMF, Stefan-Meier-Str. 21, Freiburg
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Membrane proteins and lipids are internalized, externalized or transported within cells, not by bulk diffusion of single molecules, but embedded in the membrane of small vesicles or thin tubules. The formation of these transport carriers follows sequential events: membrane bending, fission from the donor compartment, transport and eventually fusion with the acceptor membrane. The mechanisms behind these biological processes of membrane transformation are actively studied both in the cell biology and the biophysics contexts. I will show on some examples how simple soft matter principles can account for membrane deformation by proteins, and how membrane bending can also affect lipid and protein distribution.

 

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