Nanometre-level analysis demonstrates that lipid flow does not drive membrane glycoprotein movements

Michael P. Sheetz, Stephen Turney, Hong Qian, Elliot L. Elson

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Abstract

Nanometre-level analyses of the movements of membrane glycoproteins tagged with gold particles demonstrate that diffusing particles are not under the influence of a lipid flow, although a subset of particles which appear attached to the cyto-skeleton are moving rearward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume340
Issue number6231
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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