Membrane and protein interactions of oxysterols

  title={Membrane and protein interactions of oxysterols},
  author={John B. Massey},
  journal={Current Opinion in Lipidology},
  • J. B. Massey
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Current Opinion in Lipidology
Purpose of review Oxysterols, oxidation products of cholesterol, mediate numerous and diverse biological processes. The objective of this review is to explain some of the biochemical and cell biological properties of oxysterols based on their membrane biophysical properties and their interaction with integral and peripheral membrane proteins. Recent findings According to their biophysical properties, which can be distinct from those of cholesterol, oxysterols can promote or inhibit the… 

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