Mechanics of membrane fusion

Jose Rizo-Rey, Thomas C. Südhof

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A fascinating problem in modern cell biology - how membranes fuse - may be close to a solution. A flurry of recent papers report structural results on proteins that are essential for membrane fusion during exocytosis, providing a starting point from which a mechanistic understanding of membrane fusion can be launched.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-842
Number of pages4
JournalNature Structural Biology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics


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