A novel model describes the underlying mechanism of how small molecules promote the formation of double-walled lipid vesicles.
Significance and Impact
An understanding of the role of soft materials points toward novel possibilities for lipid membrane control and design for membrane engineering relevant to drug delivery and for understanding biological processes like virus-induced double-walled vesicles.
D. Bolmatov, J.-M.Y. Carrillo, B. G. Sumpter, J. Katsaras, and M. O. Lavrentovich, "Double Membrane Formation in Heterogeneous Vesicles," accepted for publication in Soft Matter (2020). DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01167C