A statistical mechanical analysis of the effect of long-chain alcohols and high pressure upon the phase transition temperature of lipid bilayer membranes.

@article{Suezaki1991ASM,
  title={A statistical mechanical analysis of the effect of long-chain alcohols and high pressure upon the phase transition temperature of lipid bilayer membranes.},
  author={Yukio Suezaki and Katsuhiro Tamura and Michiaki Takasaki and Hiroshi Kamaya and Issaku Ueda},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1991},
  volume={1066 2},
  pages={225-8}
}
Long-chain n-alcohols decrease the main phase-transition temperature of lipid vesicle membranes at low concentrations but increase it at high concentrations. The nonlinear phenomenon is unrelated to the interdigitation and is analyzed by assuming that alcohols form solid solutions with solid as well as liquid phases. The biphasic response originates from… CONTINUE READING