Membranes of the world unite!

Leonid V. Chernomordik*, Joshua Zimmerberg, Michael M. Kozlov

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Despite diverse origins, cellular fusion mechanisms converge at a pathway of phospholipid bilayer fusion. In this mini-review, we discuss how proteins can mediate each of the three major stages in the fusion pathway: contact, hemifusion, and the opening of an expanding fusion pore.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 23 Oct 2006


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