Effect of ceramide N-acyl chain and polar headgroup structure on the properties of ordered lipid domains (lipid rafts).

@article{Megha2007EffectOC,
  title={Effect of ceramide N-acyl chain and polar headgroup structure on the properties of ordered lipid domains (lipid rafts).},
  author={Megha and Peter Sawatzki and Thomas Kolter and Robert Bittman and Erwin London},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2007},
  volume={1768 9},
  pages={
          2205-12
        }
}
Ceramides are sphingolipids that greatly stabilize ordered membrane domains (lipid rafts), and displace cholesterol from them. Ceramide-rich rafts have been implicated in diverse biological processes. Because ceramide analogues have been useful for probing the biological function of ceramide, and may have biomedical applications, it is important to characterize how ceramide structure affects membrane properties, including lipid raft stability and composition. In this report, fluorescence… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 CITATIONS