Induced domain formation in endocytic invagination, lipid sorting, and scission. Academic Article uri icon


  • Lipid segregation occurs in biological membranes, but how this plays into cellular processes like endocytosis has been unclear. Here, we discuss how the active or passive induction of lipid-protein domain formation in membranes can alter membrane mechanics and thus affect processes such as the generation of curvature, the scission of buds and tubules, and lipid sorting.

publication date

  • August 20, 2010

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