The pressure dependence of the lipid phase transitions. Effect of the pressure on the pre- and subtransition

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The pressure dependence of the pre- and subtransitions is explained by a statistical physical model. Using this theoretical model the shift of the transition temperatures can be shown to be in agreement with the experimental results. Both the hysteresis effect which appears at standard pressure and the absence of the hysteresis at high pressures are explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-462
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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