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Asymmetric Lipid Membranes: Towards More Realistic Model Systems

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Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Biophysics Division, University of Graz, NAWI Graz, Humboldtstr 50/III, Graz, 8010, Austria
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BioTechMed-Graz, Graz, 8010, Austria
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Membranes 2015, 5(2), 180-196; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes5020180
Received: 6 April 2015 / Accepted: 28 April 2015 / Published: 6 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Membrane Structure and Dynamics)
Despite the ubiquity of transbilayer asymmetry in natural cell membranes, the vast majority of existing research has utilized chemically well-defined symmetric liposomes, where the inner and outer bilayer leaflets have the same composition. Here, we review various aspects of asymmetry in nature and in model systems in anticipation for the next phase of model membrane studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: asymmetry; vesicles; model membranes; phospholipids asymmetry; vesicles; model membranes; phospholipids
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Marquardt, D.; Geier, B.; Pabst, G. Asymmetric Lipid Membranes: Towards More Realistic Model Systems. Membranes 2015, 5, 180-196. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes5020180

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Marquardt D, Geier B, Pabst G. Asymmetric Lipid Membranes: Towards More Realistic Model Systems. Membranes. 2015; 5(2):180-196. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes5020180

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Marquardt, Drew; Geier, Barbara; Pabst, Georg. 2015. "Asymmetric Lipid Membranes: Towards More Realistic Model Systems" Membranes 5, no. 2: 180-196. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes5020180

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