Investigation of Cell Interactions on Biomimetic Lipid Membranes

  • Abdulhalim Kılıç
  • Fatma Neşe KökEmail author


Cell membrane is one of the most exciting biointerfaces by which the cell, the smallest living unit, orchestrates its communication/interaction with its surrounding, vital for its survival. Design of suitable model systems with similar functionalities could prove themselves as useful platforms to focus on membrane-mediated cellular processes such as cell–cell and cell–surface interactions. Biomimetic lipid membranes are able to sustain the structure and fluidity of the cell membrane, and could mimic its dynamic complexity. In this chapter, an overview of cell interactions on biomimetic lipid membranes is given with a focus on supported lipid bilayers.


Biointerface Supported lipid bilayers Cell adhesion Cell–cell interactions Extracellular matrix (ECM) Micropattern 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Technical University, Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology ProgramIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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