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Cell membrane fluidity: molecular modeling of particle aggregations seen in electron microscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  971438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first simulation of the fluid mosaic model is reported. Intra-membrane particles, initially "placed" randomly in a membrane with fluid properties, are allowed to diffuse in the plane of the membrane and to interact with one another, in a model using molecular parameters. The resulting particle aggregates are very similar to those observed in freeze-fracture electron microscopy.
L Finegold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochimica et biophysica acta     Volume:  448     ISSN:  0006-3002     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochim. Biophys. Acta     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-03     Completed Date:  1976-12-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217513     Medline TA:  Biochim Biophys Acta     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Freeze Fracturing
Membranes, Artificial*
Microscopy, Electron
Models, Biological
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Membranes, Artificial

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