Mediated Interactions of Proteins in Lipid Membranes

  • Paolo Biscari


The mediated interactions of proteins embedded in lipid membranes has been widely studied in the Monge gauge approximation, which consists in treating the membrane shape as a linear perturbation of a reference shape (planar or spherical). Here I report the results of a two-dimensional study in which the closed a curve representing the membrane shape can be analytically determined. The nonlinear effects of a closed geometry determine new qualitative features such as new, nontrivial equilibrium configurations of the proteins along the membrane.


Contact Angle Equilibrium Configuration Relative Angle Reference Shape Contact Configuration 
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