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Lipid rafts: at a crossroad between cell biology and physics
Membrane lateral heterogeneity is accepted as a requirement for the function of biological membranes and the notion of lipid rafts gives specificity to this broad concept. However, the lipid raftExpand
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Phase equilibria in the phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol system.
A thermodynamic and a microscopic interaction model are proposed to describe the phase equilibria in the phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol system. The model calculations allow for a solid phase withExpand
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Physical properties of the fluid lipid-bilayer component of cell membranes: a perspective.
The motivation for this review arises from the conviction that, as a result of the mass of experimental data and observations collected in recent years, the study of the physical properties ofExpand
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Life - As a Matter of Fat
Prologue: Lipidology - the science of lipids.- I THE OVERLOOKED MOLECULES.- Life from molecules.- Head and tail.- Oil and water.- Lipids speak the language of curvature.- A matter of softness.- SoftExpand
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An outlook on organization of lipids in membranes: searching for a realistic connection with the organization of biological membranes.
Lipid-bilayer membranes are formed by self-assembly processes. The molecular interactions within the bilayer and with the environment impart a unique trans-bilayer lateral pressure profile andExpand
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On the human consumption of the red seaweed dulse (Palmaria palmata (L.) Weber & Mohr)
The red seaweed dulse (Palmaria palmata) is one of the more popular seaweed species for human consumption in the Western world. With a documented historical use up to present days in Ireland,Expand
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Mattress model of lipid-protein interactions in membranes.
A thermodynamic model is proposed for describing phase diagrams of mixtures of lipid bilayers and amphiphilic proteins or polypeptides in water solution. The basic geometrical variables of the modelExpand
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What's so special about cholesterol?
Cholesterol (or other higher sterols such as ergosterol and phytosterols) is universally present in large amounts (20–40 mol%) in eukaryotic plasma membranes, whereas it is universally absent in theExpand
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Lipids do influence protein function-the hydrophobic matching hypothesis revisited.
A topical review of the current state of lipid-protein interactions is given with focus on the physical interactions between lipids and integral proteins in lipid-bilayer membranes. The concepts ofExpand
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Relationships between lipid membrane area, hydrophobic thickness, and acyl-chain orientational order. The effects of cholesterol.
A microscopic interaction model for a fully hydrated lipid bilayer membrane containing cholesterol is used to calculate, as a function of temperature and composition, the membrane area, the membraneExpand
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