[Lipid pores and stability of cell membranes].

  title={[Lipid pores and stability of cell membranes].},
  author={Valerij F. Antonov and Elena V Shevchenko},
  journal={Vestnik Rossiiskoi akademii meditsinskikh nauk},
Electric studies have ascertained that transmembrane pores appear during the gel-liquid crystalline transition phase in the bilayer lipid membrane. The longevity of the pore depends on the phase state of lipids: in gel, the pores demonstrate long-term fluctuations, which can be eliminated by heating. The molecular model of a lipid pore has been proposed. The model predicts the formation of pores whose appearance is energetically favourable. The size of a cooperative unit and the area per lipid… CONTINUE READING