Asked • 05/21/19

What is the difference between organelle membranes?

Cells and organelles are contained in [lipid bilayers](http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Structural_Biochemistry/Lipids/Lipid_Bilayer). I'm particularly interested in eukaryotic organelle bilayers and the biophysicochemical differences between them. Many papers *assume* a difference in membrane characteristics and some like [Anderson *et al.,* 2007](http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.biophys.36.040306.132643?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed) have categorised the relationship between these characteristics and protein function in depth.Do any reviews or comprehensive studies exist in the field that compare the thickness of the membrane, the rigidity of the surface, any differences in lipid entropy, or the overall charge inside and outside across **different types of organelle membranes**?

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Jesse E. answered • 06/05/19

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