volume 145, issue 1, P1-12 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2006.09.003
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Abstract: In this study we address the problem of the effect of canthaxanthin on the thermotropic properties of lipid membranes formed with lipids which differ in the thickness of their hydrophobic core, size of polar heads or presence of the ester carbonyl group. For all the lipids a decrease in main transition enthalpy has been observed, indicating that canthaxanthin alters the membrane properties in its gel phase. The strongest influence of canthaxanthin on main phase transition and pretransition has been observed fo…

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