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Research Article

Atomic-Resolution Simulations Predict a Transition State for Vesicle Fusion Defined by Contact of a Few Lipid Tails

  • Peter M. Kasson,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America, Center for Biomembrane Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Erik Lindahl,

    Affiliation: Center for Biomembrane Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Vijay S. Pande mail

    pande@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 24, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000829

About the Authors

Peter M. Kasson, Vijay S. Pande
Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Peter M. Kasson, Erik Lindahl
Center for Biomembrane Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: pande@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PMK EL VSP. Performed the experiments: PMK. Analyzed the data: PMK VSP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PMK EL. Wrote the paper: PMK EL VSP.