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Research Article

Localized Lipid Packing of Transmembrane Domains Impedes Integrin Clustering

  • Mehrdad Mehrbod,

    Affiliation: Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Mohammad R. K. Mofrad mail

    mofrad@berkeley.edu

    Affiliations: Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002948

About the Authors

Mehrdad Mehrbod, Mohammad R. K. Mofrad
Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Mohammad R. K. Mofrad
Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mofrad@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM MRKM. Performed the experiments: MM. Analyzed the data: MM MRKM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRKM. Wrote the paper: MM MRKM.