Water-soluble amphiphiles may, above a certain concentration, form colloidal aggregates (micelles or liquid crystals). If such aggregates are formed, there may be a competition between the micelles or the liquid crystals and the biological target for the monomeric form of the amphiphile. This may reduce the number of monomers available for the biological target, which in turn may be reflected in concentration-dependent processes. Therefore, caution should be taken when examining dose-response with soluble amphiphiles forming micelles at low concentrations.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Alternatives to Laboratory Animals|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- CRITICAL MICELLE CONCENTRATION
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