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    • Keywords

       

      Fusion; membranes

    • Abstract

       

      The process of membrane fusion has been examined by Monte Carlo simulation, and is found to be very different than the conventional picture. The differences in mechanism lead to several predictions, in particular that fusion is accompanied by transient leakage. This prediction has recently been verified. Self-consistent field theory is applied to examine the free energy barriers in the different scenarios.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      K Katsov1 M Müller2 M Schick3

      1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA - 93106, USA
      2. Institut für Physik, WA 331, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz - D-55099, Germany
      3. Department of Physics, University of Washington, Box 351560, Seattle, WA - 98195, USA
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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