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The effect of temperature change(s) on the dynamics of giant unilamellar vesicles containing oxidized and non-oxidized cholesterol was investigated and characterized. We have demonstrated that (i) major cholesterol auto-oxidation products, 7β-hydroxycholesterol (7β) and 7-ketocholesterol (7keto), rendered vesicles more responsive to temperature changes;(More)
The interaction of amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide with cell membranes has been shown to be influenced by Aβ conformation, membrane physicochemical properties and lipid composition. However, the effect of cholesterol and its oxidized derivatives, oxysterols, on Aβ-induced neurotoxicity to membranes is not fully understood. We employed here model membranes to(More)
Polyphenols are naturally-occurring compounds, reported to be biologically active, and through their interactions with cell membranes. Although association of the polyphenols with the bilayer has been reported, the detailed mechanism of interaction is not yet well elucidated. We report on spatio-temporal real-time membrane dynamics observed in the presence(More)
It is important to understand the physicochemical mechanisms that are responsible for the morphological changes in the cell membrane in the presence of various stimuli such as osmotic pressure. Lipid rafts are believed to play a crucial role in various cellular processes. It is well established that Ctb (Cholera toxin B subunit) recognizes and binds to GM1(More)
Membrane structural organization is an intrinsic property of a cell membrane. Any changes in lipid composition, and/or any stimuli that affect molecular packing induce structural re-organization. It membrane dynamics provide a means by which changes in structure organization can be determined, upon a change in the membrane internal or external environment.(More)
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