Diameter of GUV (giant unilamellar vesicle)

Range ~5 to 100 μm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Doeven MK et al., Distribution, lateral mobility and function of membrane proteins incorporated into giant unilamellar vesicles. Biophys J. 2005 Feb88(2):1134-42. p.1134 left column top paragraphPubMed ID15574707
Comments P.1134 left column top paragraph:"Biological membranes are complex matrices mainly composed of lipids and proteins that separate the contents of cells or specialized compartments from the external surroundings. GUVs (diameter ∼5–100 μm) have proved to be useful model systems and have been widely used to study lipid dynamics (Korlach et al., 1999), lipid domain (raft) formation (Bagatolli and Gratton, 2000 Kahya et al., 2003), elastic properties of membranes (Angelova et al., 1992 Akashi et al., 1996), lipid-DNA interactions (Angelova and Tsoneva, 1999), vesicle shape changes (Tanaka et al., 2002), membrane tube formation (Roux et al., 2002), and membrane fusion (Tanaka and Yamazaki, 2004)."
Entered by Uri M
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