FL 1, BS, Q 55

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FL 1, BS, Q 55

Postby NS_Tutor_Katelyn » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:51 pm

A student asked us: "I thought that cholesterol increased membrane fluidity, not membrane rigidity?"

At moderate to high temperatures (including physiological temperature), cholesterol increases membrane rigidity. It is only at lower temperatures that cholesterol increases membrane fluidity.
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