Lateral diffusion of membrane lipids and proteins is increased specifically in neurites of differentiating neuroblastoma cells

S. W. De Laat, P. T. Van Der Saag, E. L. Elson, J. Schlessinger

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Abstract

Lateral diffusion of membrane lipids and proteins was determined in differentiating C1300 mouse neuroblastoma cells by fluorescence photobleaching recovery measurements. It is demonstrated that upon differentiation the lateral diffusion of membrane lipids and proteins is increased specifically in the extending neurites. This indicates the appearance of a topographical heterogeneity in the cell membrane, whereby more fluid domains become located in the membrane of the neurites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Volume558
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 1979

Keywords

  • (Neuroblastoma cell)
  • Differentiation
  • Fluidity
  • Lateral diffusion
  • Membrane Lipid
  • Membrane protein

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