Influence of cholesterol on water penetration into bilayers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

X-ray diffraction and capacitance measurements have been used to calculate the depth to which water penetrates in fully hydrated bacterial phosphatidylethanolamine bilayers in the presence and absence of cholesterol. The data indicate that cholesterol decreases in depth of water penetration by about 2.5 angstroms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simon, SA; McIntosh, TJ; Latorre, R

Published Date

  • April 2, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 216 / 4541

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 67

PubMed ID

  • 7063872

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.7063872


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States