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A Key to the Cage: How to Open the Living Membrane Gate

The lipid membrane of a cell is the basis of every living organism. This membrane is an amazingly intuitive “fence” through which the cell communicates with the body, eats, protects against foreign invaders, and controls the flow of substances into and out of the cell. The complexity of it all is mind-boggling. Pores — optional holes in membrane — are the main tools of this biochemical “communication”. Pores act as a kind of gateway where scientists can actively study and describe cells and their functions.