Visualizing Biological Membrane Organization and Dynamics.

TitleVisualizing Biological Membrane Organization and Dynamics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBaaden M
JournalJ Mol Biol
Volume431
Issue10
Pagination1889-1919
Date Published2019 05 03
ISSN1089-8638
KeywordsAnimals, Cell Membrane, Humans, Lipid Bilayers, Microscopy, Atomic Force, Microscopy, Electron, Transmission, Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Abstract

Biological membranes are fascinating. Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who received the Nobel prize in 1906 together with Camillo Golgi for their work on the nervous system, wrote "[…]in the study of this membrane[…] I felt more profoundly than in any other subject of study the shuddering sensation of the unfathomable mystery of life". The visualization and conceptualization of these biological objects have profoundly shaped many aspects of modern biology, drawing inspiration from experiments, computer simulations, and the imagination of scientists and artists. The aim of this review is to provide a fresh look on current ideas of biological membrane organization and dynamics by discussing selected examples across fields.

DOI10.1016/j.jmb.2019.02.018
Alternate JournalJ. Mol. Biol.
Citation Key2019|2081
PubMed ID30844404