Studies on the lack of cooperativity in the melting of lipid bilayers
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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.
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
- Cluster distribution, Lipid bilayer, Non-cooperativity, Non-equilibrium effect, Phase transition