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Organization of lipids in fiber-cell plasma membranes of the eye lens. Exp Eye Res 2017 03;156:79-86

Date

03/19/2016

Pubmed ID

26988627

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5023447

DOI

10.1016/j.exer.2016.03.004

Abstract

The plasma membrane together with the cytoskeleton forms the only supramolecular structure of the matured fiber cell which accounts for mostly all fiber cell lipids. The purpose of this review is to inform researchers about the importance of the lipid bilayer portion of the lens fiber cell plasma membranes in the maintaining lens homeostasis, and thus protecting against cataract development.

Author List

Subczynski WK, Mainali L, Raguz M, O'Brien WJ

Author

Witold K. Subczynski PhD Professor in the Biophysics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Cell Membrane
Cholesterol
Humans
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
Lens, Crystalline
Lipid Bilayers
Membrane Fluidity
Membrane Lipids
Oxygen
Phospholipids