During membrane fusion, the outer leaflets of the two membranes merge first, whereas the distal membrane leaflets remain separate until the opening of a fusion pore. This intermediate stage, called hemifusion, is a critical event shared by exocytosis, protein trafficking, and viral entry.
|USA-Israel Science Foundation
|National Institutes of Health
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
|Bloom's Syndrome Foundation
|Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
|Israel Science Foundation