Sanja Pöyry

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Lipids and proteins are the main components of cell membranes. It is becoming increasingly clear that lipids, in addition to providing an environment for proteins to work in, are in many cases also able to modulate the structure and function of those proteins. Particularly charged lipids such as phosphatidylinositols and phosphatidylserines are involved in(More)
Cholesterol is vital in regulating the physical properties of animal cell membranes. While it remains unclear what renders cholesterol so unique, it is known that other sterols are less capable in modulating membrane properties, and there are membrane proteins whose function is dependent on cholesterol. Practical applications of cholesterol include its use(More)
Cholesterol is an indispensable molecule in mammalian cell membranes. To truly understand its role in the functions of membranes, it is essential to unravel cholesterol's structure-function relationship determined by underlying molecular interactions. For this purpose, we elaborate on this issue by considering the previously proposed idea that cholesterol's(More)
We employ atomistic simulations to consider how mono- (NaCl) and divalent (CaCl(2)) salt affects properties of inner and outer membranes of mitochondria. We find that the influence of salt on structural properties is rather minute, only weakly affecting lipid packing, conformational ordering, and membrane electrostatic potential. The changes induced by salt(More)
The reaction mechanism of the cytochrome (cyt) bc1 complex relies on proton and electron transfer to/from the substrate quinone/quinol, which in turn generate a proton gradient across the mitochondrial membrane. Cardiolipin (CL) have been suggested to play an important role in cyt bc1 function by both ensuring the structural integrity of the protein complex(More)
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