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Title: Cholesterol induces specific spatial and orientational order in cholesterol/phospholipid membranes
Author: Martinez-Seara Monné, Hector
Rog, Tomasz
Karttunen, Mikko
Vattulainen, Ilpo
Reigada Sanz, Ramon
Keywords: Colesterol
Dinàmica molecular
Membranes cel·lulars
Bicapes lipídiques
Molecular dynamics
Cell membranes
Lipid bilayers
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2010
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: In lipid bilayers, cholesterol facilitates the formation of the liquid-ordered phase and enables the formation of laterally ordered structures such as lipid rafts. While these domains have an important role in a variety of cellular processes, the precise atomic-level mechanisms responsible for cholesterol's specific ordering and packing capability have remained unresolved.
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It is part of: PLoS One, 2010, vol. 5, num. 6, p. e11162-1-e11162-11
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ISSN: 1932-6203
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