Structural Basis and Physiological Control of Membrane Fluidity in Normal and Tumor Cells

  • Wim J. van Blitterswijk
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 13)


Mammalian cell membranes basically consist of a bilayer of lipid molecules interacting with each other and with proteins that have either a transmem-branous or a superficial position. These physical interactions determine the structure and molecular motions in the membrane.


Fatty Acid Composition Membrane Fluidity Fluorescence Polarization Hairy Cell Leukemia Membrane Lipid Composition 
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cholesterol ordering coefficient


acute lymphocytic leukemia


acute myelogenous leukemia


chronic lymphocytic leukemia


chronic myelogenous leukemia






hairy cell leukemia


high-density lipoproteins




low-density lipoproteins


DPH steady-state fluorescence polarization


plateau value of PDVH reached at high cholesterol content


polarization of the liposome without cholesterol


membrane order parameter


very-low-density lipoproteins


white blood cells


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim J. van Blitterswijk
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cellular BiochemistryThe Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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