volume 132, issue 2, P171-184 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2004.06.003
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Abstract: Amphiphilic solutes play an important role in the desiccation tolerance of plant cells, because they can reversibly partition into cellular membranes during dehydration. Their effects on membrane stability depend on their chemical structure, but also on the lipid composition of the host membrane. We have shown recently that tryptophan destabilizes liposomes during freezing. The degree of destabilization depends on the presence of glycolipids in the membranes, but not on the phase preference (bilayer or non-bil…

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