Incorporation of Receptors into Planar Lipid Bilayers: Ionic Transport Properties

  • Franco Gambale
  • Cesare Usai
  • Mauro Robello
  • Carla Marchetti
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 72)


Plasma membrane separating the cytoplasm from the surrounding medium plays a fundamental role in maintaining the homeostatic equilibrium of the cell. In fact, it is now generally recognized that cell membrane dynamically interacts with external components such as ions, molecules, and other cell membranes.


Lipid Bilayer Sialic Acid Acetylcholine Receptor Cholera Toxin Lipid Vesicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Gambale
    • 1
  • Cesare Usai
    • 1
  • Mauro Robello
    • 2
  • Carla Marchetti
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Cibernetica e BiofisicaCamogli, GenovaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienze Fisiche-Università di GenovaGenovaItaly
  3. 3.FIDIA Research LaboratoriesAbano Terme, PadovaItaly

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