Membranes in Life Sciences

A section of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Section Information

The Section “Membranes in Life Sciences" of Membranes aims to rapidly publish contributions on all aspects of biological membrane studies, which include various cell biological, biochemical, biophysical, and molecular biological studies. In the era of genome, most scientists focus on the genes and their products, proteins. However, life is not able to exist without membranes, because the lipid membrane is the essential constituent of the cells. However, because of its invisibility and unclarity from the lack of visualization methods as well as the complex mixture of the lipid molecules, the nature of the membrane in life and its regulation have enormous hidden secrets. The Section “Membranes in Life Sciences” handles all aspects of biology related to biological membranes, including lipid membranes. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Membrane shaping of the cells;
  • Membrane shaping of subcellular organelles;
  • Membrane shaping of artificial liposomes;
  • Transport across the membrane;
  • Cell function related to membrane morphogenesis;
  • Transport by membrane vesicles;
  • Membrane interaction with proteins, sugars, and other biological materials;
  • Biological membrane synthesis;
  • Application of biological membrane and its mimicry to industry and research;
  • Visualization of membrane.


cellular membrane structure; function and biomolecular organization and dynamics; fluidity and composition; model membranes and liposomes; membrane proteins; membrane-interacting proteins; membrane deformation; membrane traffic; receptors; channels and anchoring mechanisms; cellular signaling; cell morphology; membrane chromatography; membrane surface studies and ligand interactions
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