Sterols and membrane dynamics.

@article{Dufourc2008SterolsAM,
  title={Sterols and membrane dynamics.},
  author={Erick J. Dufourc},
  journal={Journal of chemical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 1-4},
  pages={63-77}
}
The effect of sterols from mammals, plants, fungi, and bacteria on model and natural membrane dynamics are reviewed, in the frame of ordering-disordering properties of membranes. It is shown that all sterols share a common property: the ability to regulate dynamics in order to maintain membranes in a microfluid state where it can convey important biological processes. Depending on the sterol class, this property is modulated by molecular modifications that have occurred during evolution. The… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
42 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…