Interactions between cyclodextrins and cell-membrane phospholipids

J. Szejtli, T. Cserháti, M. Szögyi

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The interactions between cyclodextrins (CDs) and selected cell membrane phospholipids, liposomes and human erythrocytes were studied. Non-methylated cyclodextrins did not influence the differential scanning calorimetric behaviour of phospholipids and did not increase the permeability of dipalmitoyl-phosphatidyl-choline liposomes. Dimethyl- and trimethyl- β-CD interacted with the phospholipids but the effect was negligible compared to the effect of valinomycin. Reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography revealed complex formation with dimethyl-β-cyclodextrin, but not with others. The addition of cyclodextrins up to 10-2 mol litre-1 concentration did not modify the active or passive alkali ion transport of human erythrocytes, however, higher concentrations of added β-cyclodextrin especially dimethyl-β-cyclodextrin resulted in hemolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-49
Number of pages15
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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