Implications of lipid microdomains for membrane curvature, budding and fission. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent studies have highlighted the importance of monolayer and bilayer curvature for the budding and fission of biological membranes. Other lines of research, addressing the structure of planar biological membranes, have revealed the existence of cholesterol-based membrane microdomains. Here, we comment on the significance of microdomains for curved membranes, with special emphasis on budding and fission.

publication date

  • August 2001