Dynamical order and disorder in lipid bilayers
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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.
|Journal||Chemistry and Physics of Lipids|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 1994|
- Cholesterol, Drugs, Dynamic heterogeneity, Lipid domains, Local order, Phase transition, Phase-separation dynamics, Phospholipids