110 years of the Meyer-Overton rule: predicting membrane permeability of gases and other small compounds.

@article{Missner2009110YO,
  title={110 years of the Meyer-Overton rule: predicting membrane permeability of gases and other small compounds.},
  author={Andreas Missner and Peter Pohl},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 9-10},
  pages={1405-14}
}
The transport of gaseous compounds across biological membranes is essential in all forms of life. Although it was generally accepted that gases freely penetrate the lipid matrix of biological membranes, a number of studies challenged this doctrine as they found biological membranes to have extremely low gas-permeability values. These observations led to the… CONTINUE READING