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Title: Phase behaviour of lipid–cholesterol membranes
Authors: Karmakar, Sanat
Sarangi, B.R.
Raghunathan, V.A.
Keywords: Liquid crystals
X-ray scattering
Phase transitions
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2006
Publisher: Elsevier B. V.
Citation: Solid State Communications, 2006, Vol.139, p630-634
Abstract: The proposed existence of cholesterol-rich lipid rafts in eucaryotic plasma membranes has led to a large number of studies on the influence of cholesterol on the structure and phase behaviour of model membranes. In this article we first give a brief overview of the phase behaviour of membranes made up of binary and ternary lipid–cholesterol mixtures determined from these experiments, and then present the results of our recent x-ray diffraction and fluorescence microscopy studies on these systems. Our observations suggest a possible resolution of the reported discrepancy in the phase behaviour of these systems obtained using different experimental techniques.
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ISSN: 0038-1098
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Copyright: (2005) Elsevier B.V.
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