INVESTIGADORES
ALARCON laureano Martin
artículos
Título:
A certain proportion of docosahexaenoic acid tends to revert structural and dynamical effects of cholesterol on lipid membranes
Autor/es:
VIVIANA I. PEDRONI; M. BELÉN SIERRA; L. M. ALARCON; A. VERDE; APPIGNANESI, G.A.; M.A. MORINI
Revista:
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES
Editorial:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Referencias:
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2021 vol. 1863
ISSN:
0005-2736
Resumen:
This work investigates how docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) modifies the effect of Cholesterol (Chol) on the structural and dynamical properties of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) membrane. We employ low-cost and non-invasive methods: zeta potential (ZP), conductivity, density, and ultrasound velocity, complemented by molecular dynamics simulations. Our studies reveal that 30% of DHA added to the DPPC-Chol system tends to revert Chol action on a model lipid bilayer. Results obtained in this work shed light on the effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids - particularly DHA - on lipid membranes, with potential preventive applications in many diseases, e.g. neuronal as, Alzheimer´s disease, and viral, as Covid-19.