Low amounts of sucrose are sufficient to depress the phase transition temperature of dry phosphatidylcholine, but not for lyoprotection of liposomes.

@article{Cacela2006LowAO,
  title={Low amounts of sucrose are sufficient to depress the phase transition temperature of dry phosphatidylcholine, but not for lyoprotection of liposomes.},
  author={Constança Cacela and Dirk K. Hincha},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={2831-42}
}
Disaccharides such as sucrose and trehalose play an important role in stabilizing cellular structures during dehydration. In fact, most organisms that are able to survive desiccation accumulate high concentrations of sugars in their cells. The mechanisms involved in the stabilization of cellular membranes in the dry state have been investigated using model membranes, such as phosphatidylcholine liposomes. It has been proposed that the lyoprotection of liposomes depends on the depression of the… CONTINUE READING
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