Studies on the lack of cooperativity in the melting of lipid bilayers

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  • Ole G. Mouritsen

The gel-to-fluid first-order melting transition of lipid bilayers is simulated by the use of a microscopic interaction model which includes a variable number of lipid-chain conformational states. The results suggest that the experimental observation of 'continuous melting' in pure wet lipid bilayers, rather than being ascribed to the presence of impurities, may be explained as a result of kinetically caused metastability of intermediate lipid-chain conformations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes
Volume731
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
ISSN0005-2736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Cluster distribution, Lipid bilayer, Non-cooperativity, Non-equilibrium effect, Phase transition

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