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Membrane Remodeling of Giant Vesicles in Response to Localized Calcium Ion Gradients

DOI :

10.3791/57789-v

8:15 min

July 16th, 2018

July 16th, 2018

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1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

We present a technique for contactless micromanipulation of vesicles, using localized calcium ion gradients. Microinjection of a calcium ion solution, in the vicinity of a giant lipid vesicle, is utilized to remodel the lipid membrane, resulting in the production of membrane tubular protrusions.

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Membrane Remodeling

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