Terhi Maula

Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku

Membrane Properties of Structurally Modified Ceramides - Effects on Lipid Lateral Distribution and Sphingomyelin-Interactions in Artificial Bilayer Membranes


Docent Katariina Öörni, Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland

MD, Docent, Juha Holopainen, Department of Opthalmology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


Professor Félix Goñi, Unidad de Biofísica & Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain


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


  1. Maula T, Westerlund B, Slotte JP. (2009) Differential ability of cholesterol-enriched and gel phase domains to resist benzyl alcohol-induced fluidization in multilamellar lipid vesicles. Biochim et Biophys Acta. 1788:2454-61
  2. Maula T, Urzelai B, Peter Slotte J. (2011) The effects of N-acyl chain methylations on ceramide molecular properties in bilayer membranes. European Biophysics Journal 40:857-863
  3. Maula T, Artetxe I, Grandell PM, Slotte JP. (2012) Importance of the sphingoid base length for the membrane properties of ceramides. Biophysical Journal 103:1870-9
  4. Maula T, Kurita M, Yamaguchi S, Yamamoto T, Katsumura S, Slotte JP. (2011) Effects of sphingosine 2N- and 3O-methylation on palmitoyl ceramide properties in bilayer membranes. Biophysical Journal 101:2948-56.
  5. Artetxe I, Sergelius C, Kurita M, Yamaguchi S, Katsumura S, Slotte JP, Maula T. (2013) Effects of sphingomyelin headgroup size on interactions with ceramide. Biophys Journal 104:604-12