De Tullio L., Maggio B., Härtel S., Jara J. & Fanani ML.
Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 47, pp:169�177.
Changes of the initial composition and topography of mixed monolayers of Sphingomyelin and Ceramide modulate the degradation of Sphingomyelin by Bacillus cereus Sphingomyelinase. The presence of initial lateral phase boundary due to coexisting condensed and expanded phase domains favors the precatalytic steps of the reaction. The amount and quality of the domain lateral interface, defined by the type of boundary undulation, appears as a modulatory supramolecular code which regulates the catalytic efficiency of the enzyme. The long range domain lattice structuring is determined by the Sphingomyelinase activity.