Katrin Halling

Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku

Effects of sterol, phospholipid and intercalator structure on the properties of lipid model membranes


Docent Pentti Somerharju, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Docent Katariina Öörni, Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki


Professor Ilpo Vattulainen, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere


Mark S. Johnson, Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku


  1. Halling K and Slotte JP. (2004) Membrane properties of plant sterols in phospholipid bilayers as determined by differential scanning calorimetry, resonance energy transfer and detergent-induced solubilization. Biochim Biophys Acta 1664:161-171.
  2. Halling KK, Ramstedt B & Slotte JP. (2008) Glycosylation induces shifts in the lateral distribution of cholesterol from ordered towards less ordered domains. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1778:1100-1111.
  3. Alanko S, Halling K, Maunula S, Slotte JP & Ramstedt B. (2005) Displacement of sterol from sterol/sphingomyelin rich domains in fluid bilayers by membrane intercalators. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1715:111-121.
  4. Halling KK, Ramstedt B, Nyström JH, Slotte JP, Nyholm TK. (2008) Cholesterol interactions with fluid-phase phospholipids: effect on the lateral organization of the bilayer. Biophys J. 95:3861-71