The role of local design in membranes.

B. H. Satir

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The IMP arrays are integral membrane multiprotein complexes that may be site-specific control centers regulating the local concentration of specific ions by functioning as pumps, gates, or channels. In the case of the fusion rosette, an increase in Ca2+ may trigger local membrane fusion; in other cases, Ca2+ or H+ may be important physiological regulators. Ca2+ dependent regulatory proteins, such as calmodulin, and other parameters prevent widespread dispersion of the ions and permit fine local regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-58
Number of pages14
JournalSociety of General Physiologists series
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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