TITLE

Highly uniform, strongly correlated fluorinated lipid nanodomains embedded in biological membrane models

AUTHOR(S)
Oelke, Jochen; Pasc, Andreea; Wixforth, Achim; Konovalov, Oleg; Tanaka, Motomu
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/24/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 21, p213901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Synthetic, fluorinated lipids incorporated into phospholipid membranes form highly uniform self-assembled lipid nanodomains. The size of nanodomains beyond optical resolution can quantitatively be determined using grazing-incidence x-ray diffraction. The long-range interaction can reach up to the distance that is eight times larger than the domain size, which can be interpreted within the theoretical framework of two-dimensional colloidal crystallization. Coupling of bioactive molecules to lipid head groups would allow for the creation of highly uniform and strongly correlated functional nanodomains, which can be used to study the influence of molecular confinement on the cooperative interactions in biology.
ACCESSION #
35605048

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics