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Walter Nadler, Paul Tavan, and Klaus Schulten. A model for the lateral diffusion of `stiff' chains in a lipid bilayer. European Biophysics Journal, 12:25-31, 1985.

NADL85A We present random walk models for the diffusive motion of lipid probe molecules in a lipid bilayer and calculate the diffusion constants for probes spanning the entire bilayer and for probes extending through one lipid bilayer only. The " stiffness " of such molecules can explain the observed value of 2/3 for the ratio of these diffusion constants. Key words: Lipid diffusion, random walk, multistate random walk, master equations, two dimensions.

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