volume 145, issue 2, P106-118 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2006.11.002
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Abstract: The lateral organization of biomembranes has gained significant interest when the fluid mosaic model was challenged by the model of "lipid rafts". Several lipid classes like cholesterol and sphingolipids are considered to be essential for their formation. Here we investigate the lateral domain formation in binary mixtures of sphingomyelin and phosphatidylcholine. Both are major lipid components of lipoproteins and mammalian cell membranes at various molar ratios. Surface pressure-area isotherms and surface pot…

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