Protein Concentration vs Membrane Fluidity

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Protein Concentration vs Membrane Fluidity

Post by UnivCalgary » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:01 am

Hey there,

Just wondering if anyone out there can give me any info or links I can check out relating to my problem. I know that the higher the protein concentration in a plasma membrane, the higher the membrane fluidity. Is there a point at which adding more proteins to this membrane will in fact decrease the fluidity? I'm thinking there is a level at which if the membrane was supersaturated with integral or peripheral proteins the membrane would become less fluid. Any help would be great!

Thanks in advance everyone

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Post by khenwood » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:25 pm

I'm not sure if this question is being asked in the right way .. ?
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