Emmanuel Tejada

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One of the long-standing issues surrounding cholesterol (Chol) relates to its two-faced character. In particular, the consequences of its having a rough β-face and a smooth α-face on its structural influence in cell membranes has remained elusive. In this study, direct comparisons have been made between cholesterol and a "smoothened" analog, DChol (i.e.,(More)
The excess heat capacity functions (ΔCp) associated with the main phase transition of large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) and multilamellar vesicles (MLVs) are very different. Two explanations are possible. First, the difference in vesicle size (curvature) results in different gel-fluid interactions in the membrane; those interactions have a large effect on(More)
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