Chirality-Dependent Interaction of d- and l-Menthol with Biomembrane Models
AbstractChirality plays a vital role in biological membranes and has a significant effect depending on the type and arrangement of the isomer. Menthol has two typical chiral forms, d- and l-, which exhibit different behaviours. l-Menthol is known for its physiological effect on sensitivity (i.e. a cooling effect), whereas d-menthol causes skin irritation. Menthol molecules may affect not only the thermoreceptors on biomembranes, but also the membrane itself. Membrane heterogeneity (lipid rafts, phase separation) depends on lipid packing and acyl chain ordering. Our interest is to elaborate the chirality dependence of d- and l-menthol on membrane heterogeneity. We revealed physical differences between the two optical isomers of menthol on membrane heterogeneity by studying model membranes using nuclear magnetic resonance and microscopic observation. View Full-Text
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Gusain, P.; Ohki, S.; Hoshino, K.; Tsujino, Y.; Shimokawa, N.; Takagi, M. Chirality-Dependent Interaction of d- and l-Menthol with Biomembrane Models. Membranes 2017, 7, 69.
Gusain P, Ohki S, Hoshino K, Tsujino Y, Shimokawa N, Takagi M. Chirality-Dependent Interaction of d- and l-Menthol with Biomembrane Models. Membranes. 2017; 7(4):69.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gusain, Pooja; Ohki, Shinya; Hoshino, Kunihide; Tsujino, Yoshio; Shimokawa, Naofumi; Takagi, Masahiro. 2017. "Chirality-Dependent Interaction of d- and l-Menthol with Biomembrane Models." Membranes 7, no. 4: 69.