Dynamics of kinks in biological membranes

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-136
Number of pages9
JournalContinuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002


  • biological membrane
  • protein aggregation


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