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Research laboratory at Durham University Chemistry department

A novel investigation by the research group of Dr John Sanderson describing the effects of small organic molecules on lipid membranes revealed that reactivity with lipids depends on the structure - not on the lipophilicity - of the small molecule.

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Lysis of membrane lipids promoted by small organic molecules: Reactivity depends on structure but not lipophilicity.