Morphological and topological changes of biological membranes play essential roles in cellular activities. It has been thought that these transformations are made possible through interactions with proteins. However, direct observation of giant liposomes by optical dark-field microscopy reveals that the lipid bilayer itself possesses the ability to undergo topological transformation.
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|Published - Jul 2 2002
- Optical dark-field microscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry