Hydrophobic Compounds Reshape Membrane Domains
(a) Lipid and solute lateral distribution at 325 K, with high concentration of solute, expressed as relative DLiPC density normalized solute density. Aromatic solutes co-localize with unsaturated lipids. (b) Close-up view of the membrane centered on the Ld phase, in a system without solute (left) and in the presence of benzene (gray); cholesterol molecules are highlighted in orange. Benzene is found approximately at the same location as cholesterol.