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Single Molecule Methods for Monitoring Changes in Bilayer Elastic Properties

DOI :

10.3791/1032-v

12:20 min

November 3rd, 2008

November 3rd, 2008

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1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Membrane protein function is regulated by the cell membrane lipid composition. This video-article details how to form a patch using bilayer patch electrodes, as well as how to use gramicidin channels as reporters of altered membrane properties.

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Single Molecule Methods

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