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  • New look at cell membrane reveals surprising organization

    Researchers found that a class of molecules called sphingolipids congregate in large patches in the cell membrane. Red and yellow colors indicate local elevations in the sphingolipid abundance.

    Researchers found that a class of molecules called sphingolipids congregate in large patches in the cell membrane. Red and yellow colors indicate local elevations in the sphingolipid abundance.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Mary Kraft, call 217-333-2228; email mlkraft@illinois.edu
    The paper, “Direct chemical evidence for sphingolipid domains in the plasma membranes of fibroblasts,” is available from PNAS.