Size of membrane rafts

Range 10-200 nm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Pike LJ. Rafts defined: a report on the Keystone Symposium on Lipid Rafts and Cell Function. J Lipid Res. 2006 Jul47(7):1597-8 p.1597 right column top paragraphPubMed ID16645198
Method Electron microscopy alone or coupled with spatial statistics, heterofluorescence and homofluorescence resonance energy transfer, fluorescence quenching, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, raster scan image correlation spectroscopy, and single particle tracking.
Comments The 200 nm upper limit was set to include the surface area (rather than simply the diameter) of the caveola, which was unanimously accepted as a member of the membrane raft family. See BNID 103743, 103579
Entered by Uri M
ID 105743