Phagocyte Biology Laboratory

Dr. Bryan Heit, Western University

We are excited to announce the publication of our newest paper Membrane Diffusion Occurs by Continuous-Time Random Walk Sustained by Vesicular Trafficking, published in Biophysical Journal. In this paper we investigate the diffusive process that mediates the movement of proteins on the cell surface, and demonstrate a key role of endocytosis and exocytosis in maintaining diffusion within the cell membrane.

Goiko M, de Bruyn JR, Heit B. Membrane Diffusion Occurs by Continuous-Time Random Walk Sustained by Vesicular TraffickingBiophysical Journal. Volume 114, Issue 12, 19 June 2018, Pages 2887–2899.

If you do not have access to the paper, the final author version is available for free as a preprint at Biorxiv.