Soft Matter 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.
NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA. and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA.
Biological membranes are composed of complex mixtures of lipids and proteins that influence each other's structure and function. The biological activities of many channel-forming peptides and proteins are known to depend on the material properties of the surrounding lipid bilayer. However, less is known about how membrane-spanning channels affect the lipid bilayer properties, and in particular, their collective fluctuation dynamics. Read More