16:0 TopFluor® cholesterol carries saturated acyl chains. Approximately 30-40% of the mammalian plasma membrane consists of cholesterol. TopFluor® has a moiety, called dipyrromethene boron difluoride. This fluorescent molecule is covalently attached to various lipid molecules.
16:0 TopFluor® cholesterol may be used to study its diffusion with phospholipid analogs in model membrane in order to understand cholesterol dynamics at the nanoscale in biomembranes.
Cholesterol participates in various signaling processes. It also helps in shaping the structure of molecular membrane.
5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (810288P-1mg)
TopFluor is a registered trademark of Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.