Influence of plant sterols on the phase properties of phospholipid bilayers.

Abstract

The effects of stigmasterol, sitosterol, campesterol, and cholesterol on the phase properties of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers have been compared by differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction. The sterols were equally effective at progressively reducing the cooperativity and the enthalpy of the dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine phase… (More)

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