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Plasma Membranes: Phospholipid and Sterol Content

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Science  14 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3707, pp. 210-211
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3707.210

Abstract

The molar ratios of sterol to phospholipid in plasma membranes of five different types of rat cells range from 0.24 to 1.32. The composition of the plasma membrane of a cell has no fixed relation to that of the mitochondria. Thus the structure of cellular membranes shows both tissue and functional specificity.

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