Dynamical order and disorder in lipid bilayers

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  • Ole G. Mouritsen
  • Kent Jørgensen

Various order and disorder phenomena in lipid bilayers are considered as they arise due to the very many-particle character of the bilayer. Particular attention is paid to dynamically maintained order in terms of lateral density- and compositional fluctuations that lead to dynamic heterogeneity, local structure, and lipid-domain formation on length scales of 10-1000 Å. The influence of cholesterol and various drugs on the local structure is described. A discussion is presented of the possible role played by lipid order and disorder phenomena for the functional dynamics of membranes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry and Physics of Lipids
Volume73
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
ISSN0009-3084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 1994

    Research areas

  • Cholesterol, Drugs, Dynamic heterogeneity, Lipid domains, Local order, Phase transition, Phase-separation dynamics, Phospholipids

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