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A fluorescent probe study of the solubilisation of cholesterol by biie salt-phospholipid micelles

Ranajit, Paul and Balaram, P (1978) A fluorescent probe study of the solubilisation of cholesterol by biie salt-phospholipid micelles. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 81 (3). pp. 850-857.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org./10.1016/0006-291X(78)91429-8

Abstract

The fluorescent probe dansyl cadaverine has been shown to bind strongly to mixed bile salt-phospholipid micelles containing unsaturation in the fatty acyl chains. Incorporation of cholesterol into the mixed micelles reduces the number of molecules of bound dansyl cadaverine without altering the binding affinity. These results suggest a tighter packing of the hydrocarbon matrix of the micelles in the presence of cholesterol.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 07:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2010 07:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33179

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