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Interaction of carrier ionophores with phospholipid vesicles

Sankaram, Mantripragada B and Shastri, Bhamidipati P and Easwaran, Kalpathy RK (1987) Interaction of carrier ionophores with phospholipid vesicles. In: Biochemistry, 26 (16). pp. 4936-4941.

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The interactions of carrier ionophores, nonactin, A23187, and lasalocid A with liposomes formed from the synthetic lipids dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine are investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and {^1H} and {^{31}P} nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. The results indicate that the mode of interaction of these ionophores is dependent on the fluidity of the bilayer and on the chemical nature of these ionophores. The {^{31}P} NMR studies are suggestive of the formation of small particles that are probably intervesicular lipid-ionophore aggregates in multilamellar vesicles when they are incorporated with these ionophores at high concentrations. The results are interpreted on the basis of the chemical structure and conformations of the ionophores in membrane mimetic media. The {^1H} NMR line-width measurements indicate that the aromatic rings containing the carboxyl groups of lasalocid A and A23187 are located near the membrane interface while the rest of the molecule is buried in the membrane interior.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Biochemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 13 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13943

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