Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) increases the solubility of cholesterol when incorporated in lipid membranes Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • While a high cholesterol concentration of 40 mol% cholesterol leads to the formation of immiscible cholesterol bilayers in saturated lipid membranes, the addition of ASA was found to significantly increase the fluidity of the bilayers and to dissolve the cholesterol plaques.

publication date

  • June 28, 2014