Max Lönnfors

Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku

Studies on membrane properties of cholesterol and 3-beta modified sterol analogs


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

Dr. Reijo Käkelä, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


Professor Erwin London, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York, USA


Professor J. Peter Slotte, Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland


  1. Lönnfors M, Doux JP, Killian JA, Nyholm TK, Slotte JP (2011) Sterols have higher affinity for sphingomyelin than for phosphatidylcholine bilayers even at equal acyl-chain order, Biophysical Journal 100; 2633-2641
  2. Lönnfors M, Engberg O, Peterson BR, Slotte JP (2012) Interaction of 3β-amino-5-cholestene with phospholipids in binary and ternary bilayer membranes, Langmuir 28; 648-655
  3. Lönnfors M, Långvik O, Björkbom A, Slotte JP (2013) Cholesteryl phosphocholine - a study on it interaction with ceramides and other membrane lipids, Langmuir 29; 2319-2329.
  4. Sukumaran P and Lönnfors M, Långvik O, Pulli I, Törnquist K and Slotte JP (2013) Complexation of C6 ceramide with cholesteryl phosphocholine - a potent solvent-free ceramide delivery formulation for cells in culture, PLoS. One. 8 p.e61290.