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Lipid Polymorphism and Membrane Function

  • B. de Kruijff
  • P. R. Cullis
  • A. J. Verkleij
  • M. J. Hope
  • C. J. A. Van Echteld
  • T. F. Taraschi

Abstract

One of the fundamental problems in membrane biology is that of lipid diversity. The number of chemically different membrane lipids is much larger than other key biological building blocks such as nucleotides, amino acids, and carbohydrates. For instance, a relatively simple biomembrane such as that of the red blood cell contains well over a hundred different lipid species.

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Phosphatidic Acid Lipid Structure Membrane Function Lipidic Particle Inverted Micelle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. de Kruijff
    • 1
  • P. R. Cullis
    • 3
  • A. J. Verkleij
    • 1
  • M. J. Hope
    • 3
  • C. J. A. Van Echteld
    • 2
  • T. F. Taraschi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyState University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryState University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Department of PathologyHahnemann Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA

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