Bending stiffness of membrane

Value ~10 kBT
Organism Generic
Reference Wingreen NS, Huang KC. Physics of Intracellular Organization in Bacteria. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2015 Oct 15 69: 361-79. doi: 10.1146/annurev-micro-091014-104313. p.363 2nd paragraphPubMed ID26488278
Primary Source Rawicz W, Olbrich KC, McIntosh T, Needham D, Evans E. 2000. Effect of chain length and unsaturation on elasticity of lipid bilayers. Biophys. J. 79: 328–39 & Wiggins P, Phillips R. 2005. Membrane-protein interactions in mechanosensitive channels. Biophys. J. 88: 880–902PubMed ID10866959, 15542561
Comments p.363 2nd paragraph:"Polymers can have bending stiffnesses that vary over orders of magnitude owing to differences in the polymerization interface and cross-sectional area (ref 13), whereas membranes typically have κ ∼ 10 kBT (primary sources)." See BNID 104702
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