Henna Ohvo-Rekilä

Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku

Characterization of cyclodextrins as tools to study lipid interactions in membranes


Docent Pentti Somerharju, Department of Medical Chemistry, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Docent Elina Ikonen, Department of Biochemistry, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland


Professor Rhoderick E. Brown, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Austin, USA


Professor J. Peter Slotte, Dept. of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland


  1. Ohvo, Henna, and J. Peter Slotte. Cyclodextrin-mediated removal of sterols from nonolayers: Effects of sterol structure and phospholipids on desorption rate. Biochemistry 35: 8018-8024, 1996.

  2. Zhong*, Ning, Henna Ohvo-Rekilä*, Bodil Ramstedt, J. Peter Slotte, and Robert Bittman. Selective removal of palmitic acid from Lngmuir monolayers by complexation with new quaternary ammonium b-cyclodextrin derivatives. Langmuir, 17:5319-5323, 2001.

  3. Ohvo-Rekilä, Henna, Peter Mattjus, and J. Peter Slotte. The influence of hydrophobic mismatch on androsterol/phosphatidylcholine interactions in model membranes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1372:331-338, 1998.

  4. Ohvo-Rekilä, Henna, Björn Åkekrlund, and J. Peter Slotte. Cyclodextrin-catalyzed extraction of fluorescent sterols from monolayer membranes and small unilamellar vesicles. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 105:167-178,2000.

  5. Ohvo, Henna, Carita Olsio, and J. Peter Slotte. Effects of sphingomyelin and phosphatidylcholine degradation on cyclodextrin-mediated cholelsterol efflux in cultured fibroblasts. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1349:131-141, 1997.
*equal contribution