Phospholipid phase transitions in model and biological membranes as studied by infrared spectroscopy

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0009-3084(91)90077-O
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TypeArticle
Journal titleChemistry and Physics of Lipids
ISSN0009-3084
Volume57
Issue2-3
Pages213226
Subjectbiological membranes; infrared spectroscopy; phase transitions
AbstractFourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is an extremely powerful yet non-perturbing physical technique for monitoring the conformation and dynamics of all portions of the phospholipid molecule. In this brief review we summarize some recent FT-IR spectroscopic studies of phospholipid phase transitions in model lipid bilayer and in biological membranes which illustrate the great utility of this technique. We show that FT-IR spectroscopy can accurately monitor the gel to liquid-crystalline phase transition and can provide a large amount of detailed information about phospholipid structure and organization in both the gel and liquid-crystalline states of lipid bilayers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences; National Research Council Canada
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