Budding and Fission of Membrane Vesicles: A Mini Review

Samo Penič, Luka Mesarec, Miha Fošnarič, Lucyna Mrówczyńska, Henry Hägerstrand, Veronika Kralj-Iglič, Aleš Iglič

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In this mini-review, a brief historical survey of the mechanisms which determine the shapes of liposomes and cells and the budding and fission of their membrane is presented. Special attention is given to the role of orientational ordering of membrane components in thin membrane necks which connect the membrane buds (daughter vesicles) to the parent membrane. It is indicated that topological anti-defects in membrane necks may induce the rupture of the neck and the fission of the membrane daughter vesicles.
Original languageEnglish
Article number342
JournalFrontiers in Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


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