1. Cytoskeleton-Induced Mesoscale Domains

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. Ziya Kalay1,
  2. Takahiro K. Fujiwara1 and
  3. Akihiro Kusumi1,2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch1

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Kalay, Z., Fujiwara, T. K. and Kusumi, A. (2011) Cytoskeleton-Induced Mesoscale Domains, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Meso-Bio Single-Molecule Imaging (CeMI), Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto, Japan

  2. 2

    Research Center for Nano Medical Engineering, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • membrane domains - cytoskeleton-induced mesoscale domains;
  • lipid diffusivity, reduced in picket protein vicinity - the picket-induced slowdown effect;
  • membrane compartments and partitioning - role, in plasma membrane functions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspective

  • Electron Tomography of the Three-Dimensional Structure of the Cytoplasmic Surface of the Plasma Membrane

  • Answers to the Two Three-Decade-Old Enigmas

  • Membrane-Skeleton-Based Mesodomains are not Detected in Every Study

  • Molecular Composition of the Membrane Skeleton

  • Functions of Membrane-Skeleton-Induced Mesodomains

  • Future Perspectives

  • Abbreviations

  • References