Mediated Interactions of Proteins in Lipid Membranes
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.
KeywordsContact Angle Equilibrium Configuration Relative Angle Reference Shape Contact Configuration
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