Dynamics of kinks in biological membranes

R. Rosso, A.M. Sonnet, E.G. Virga

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Abstract

We propose a two-dimensional model for the dynamics of the kinks created in a biological membrane by the interaction with a movable bead. We arrive at the evolution equations for both the bead and the membrane, whence we conclude that the force exerted on the bead by a fixed membrane points in the direction along which the curvature of the membrane is more concentrated. This is the first step towards understanding the basic mechanism behind the dynamics of protein aggregation which takes place on biological membranes.
LanguageEnglish
Pages127-136
Number of pages9
JournalContinuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

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Biological membranes
membranes
Membranes
beads
Agglomeration
Proteins
two dimensional models
curvature
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Keywords

  • biological membrane
  • protein aggregation

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Rosso, R. ; Sonnet, A.M. ; Virga, E.G. / Dynamics of kinks in biological membranes. In: Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 127-136.
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