Membrane Rafts by Satyajit 'Jitu' Mayor, May 2007 - Part 1: Historical Perspective: What are Membrane Rafts? (38:19)

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The plasma membrane demarcates the inside of the living cell from the outside, serving both as the ultimate physical barrier and location where the cell transacts its business with the outside world. The study of the structure of cell membranes continues to be fertile ground for research for many biologists today; the idea of "Membrane Rafts" has only heightened interest in this area. The main focus of this three part series is to explore the concept of "Membrane Rafts". In the first part,...