Limiting shapes of confined lipid vesicles

B. Kavcic, A. Sakashita, H. Noguchi, P. Ziherl, Soft Matter 15 (2019) 602–614.

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We theoretically study the shapes of lipid vesicles confined to a spherical cavity, elaborating a framework based on the so-called limiting shapes constructed from geometrically simple structural elements such as double-membrane walls and edges. Partly inspired by numerical results, the proposed non-compartmentalized and compartmentalized limiting shapes are arranged in the bilayer-couple phase diagram which is then compared to its free-vesicle counterpart. We also compute the area-difference-elasticity phase diagram of the limiting shapes and we use it to interpret shape transitions experimentally observed in vesicles confined within another vesicle. The limiting-shape framework may be generalized to theoretically investigate the structure of certain cell organelles such as the mitochondrion.
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2019-01-01
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Soft Matter
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15
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4
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602-614
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Kavcic B, Sakashita A, Noguchi H, Ziherl P. Limiting shapes of confined lipid vesicles. Soft Matter. 2019;15(4):602-614. doi:10.1039/c8sm01956h
Kavcic, B., Sakashita, A., Noguchi, H., & Ziherl, P. (2019). Limiting shapes of confined lipid vesicles. Soft Matter, 15(4), 602–614. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm01956h
Kavcic, Bor, A. Sakashita, H. Noguchi, and P. Ziherl. “Limiting Shapes of Confined Lipid Vesicles.” Soft Matter 15, no. 4 (2019): 602–14. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm01956h.
B. Kavcic, A. Sakashita, H. Noguchi, and P. Ziherl, “Limiting shapes of confined lipid vesicles,” Soft Matter, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 602–614, 2019.
Kavcic B, Sakashita A, Noguchi H, Ziherl P. 2019. Limiting shapes of confined lipid vesicles. Soft Matter. 15(4), 602–614.
Kavcic, Bor, et al. “Limiting Shapes of Confined Lipid Vesicles.” Soft Matter, vol. 15, no. 4, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2019, pp. 602–14, doi:10.1039/c8sm01956h.

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