Author(s): Simons K, Ikonen E
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Abstract A new aspect of cell membrane structure is presented, based on the dynamic clustering of sphingolipids and cholesterol to form rafts that move within the fluid bilayer. It is proposed that these rafts function as platforms for the attachment of proteins when membranes are moved around inside the cell and during signal transduction.
This article was published in Nature
and referenced in Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research