Enantiospecificity of sterol-lipid interactions: First evidence that the absolute configuration of cholesterol affects the physical properties of cholesterol-sphingomyelin membranes

S. Lalitha, A. Sampath Kumar, Keith J. Stine, Douglas F. Covey

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Abstract

Results from monolayer studies using the enantiomers of cholesterol (nat- and ent-cholesterol) and egg yolk sphingomyelin show for the first time that enantiospecific interactions between sterols and lipids can affect the physical properties of membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1193
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume1
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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