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Effects of artepillin C on model membranes displaying liquid immiscibility

Pazin, W. M.; Vilanova, N.; Voets, I. K.; Soares, A. E. E.; Ito, A. S.

Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res., 2019, vol 52, 3, pp. –

DOI:10.1590/1414-431X20198281

Abstract

It has been hypothesized that the therapeutic effects of artepillin C, a natural compound derived from Brazilian green propolis, are likely related to its partition in the lipid bilayer component of biological membranes. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the effects of the major compound of green propolis, artepillin C, on model membranes (small and giant unilamelar vesicles) composed of ternary lipid mixtures containing cholesterol, which display liquid-ordered (lo) and liquid-disordered (ld) phase coexistence. Specifically, we explored potential changes in […]

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