Protein-Protein Interactions in Membranes
Abstract:In this article we review the current status of our understanding of membrane mediated interactions from theory and experiment. Phenomenological mean field and molecular models will be discussed and compared to recent experimental results from dynamical neutron scattering and atomic force microscopy.
Keywords: AFM; Analytical Theories; Computer Supported Theories; Cooperative Dynamics; Lateral Coupling; Native Membrane Protein Bacteriorhodopsin; Neutron scattering; Phenomenological; Protein-protein interactions; Purple membrane; atomic force microscopy; bilayer and monolayers; dynamical neutron scattering; hydrophobic amphiphile tails; hydrophobic membrane; interfacial tension; lipid mediated interactions; lipid-hydrocarbon density; membrane dynamics; membrane inclusions; membrane mediated interactions; membrane theory; metastable state; neutron scattering; phenomenological models; protein-distributed state
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2011
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