SINGLE-PARTICLE TRACKING:Applications to Membrane DynamicsMichael J. Saxton, Ken Jacobson
- Structural Biology
▪ Abstract Measurements of trajectories of individual proteins or lipids in the plasma membrane of cells show a variety of types of motion. Brownian motion is observed, but many of the particles undergo non-Brownian motion, including directed motion, confined motion, and anomalous diffusion. The variety of motion leads to significant effects on the kinetics of reactions among membrane-bound species and requires a revision of existing views of membrane structure and dynamics.