The influence of low amounts of cholesterol on the interdigitated gel phase of hydrated dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine.

@article{Laggner1991TheIO,
  title={The influence of low amounts of cholesterol on the interdigitated gel phase of hydrated dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine.},
  author={Peter Laggner and K. A. Lohner and Rumiana Koynova and Boris G Tenchov},
  journal={Chemistry and physics of lipids},
  year={1991},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={153-61}
}
Dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine (DHPC)/cholesterol binary mixtures in excess of water have been characterized by small-angle X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry and a temperature-composition phase diagram for this binary has been constructed. The property of cholesterol to perturb the hydrocarbon chain interdigitation in the lamellar gel phase of DHPC and to convert it into a non-interdigitated state has been observed by small- angle X-ray diffraction at cholesterol… CONTINUE READING