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The Plasma Membrane and the Cytoskeleton: A Gateway to Cells for Pathogens or New Targets with Therapeutic Potential?

Article Preview In the last century, several contributions were made on the organization and structure of the basic components of the cell, such as the plasma membrane. The fluid mosaic model proposed that the lipid bilayer functioned as a two-dimensional solvent, of neutral character and with little influence on the function of membrane proteins . However, we now know that the plasma membrane contains a …