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The phase diagram of the unsaturated lipid dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) in aqueous multibilayer dispersions has been constructed from a series of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) thermograms over the temperature range from -40 to +10 degrees C, covering a range of hydration levels from the monohydrate to excess free water. Both the lipid chain(More)
The exothermic thermal denaturation transition of band 3, the anion transporter of the human erythrocyte membranes, has been studied by differential scanning calorimetry, in ghost membranes and in nonionic detergent micelles. In detergent micelles the transmembrane domain of band 3 gave an irreversible denaturation transition (C transition). However, no(More)
The effect of plasma components on the temperature-dependent content release property of thermosensitive liposomes has been described. Temperature-sensitive liposomes containing mitomycin C (MMC) were prepared from dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC liposomes) and a 7 : 3 mixture of DPPC and dipalmitoylophosphatidylglycerol (DPPC/DPPG liposomes). We(More)
The cyclic voltammetric behaviour of alpha-methyldopa at a silicon oil carbon paste electrode has been reported. This allowed the development of a quantitative method to determine alpha-methyldopa in LiCl, KCl, NaCl, HCl, H2SO4 and CH3COOH as supporting electrolytes. For qualitative characteristics, alpha-methyldopa showed an ECC mechanism in terms of(More)
The hydrophobic transbilayer peptide of erythrocyte glycophorin has been purified following exchange of tritium into the backbone amides, and reconstituted in egg phosphatidylcholine micelles. Analysis of tritium exchange from the backbone amides of the membrane-reconstituted peptide shows that about two of the amides are virtually non-exchangeable, about(More)
Nitrous oxide reductase is a periplasmic respiratory protein with a novel copper catalytic centre; it catalyses the terminal step, reduction of nitrous oxide to nitrogen, of the bacterial denitrification process. Nitrous oxide reductase from Paracoccus pantotrophus has been crystallized by the hanging-drop method. A prerequisite for crystallization was the(More)
The applications of CO2 continuous-wave lasers in neurosurgery have become important in recent years. Theoretical considerations of laser applicability in medicine are subsequently confirmed experimentally. To obtain precision operation in the laser cutting process, further theoretical developments and experimental studies need to be conducted.(More)
Human erythrocyte band 3 was purified essentially free of peripheral proteins, in particular band 4.2, using affinity chromatography. Band 3 protein was then reconstituted into liposomes of lipid type and ratio approximating that of erythrocyte membranes. Stilbenedisulfonate inhibition of band 3 mediated efflux of radiolabeled sulfate from preloaded(More)
Electrochemical oxidation of bendrofluazide was performed using cyclic voltammetry at a silicon oil impregnated carbon paste electrode (CPE) vs. Ag|AgCl reference electrode. Various qualitative parameters such as Ep, ip, betanb, and D were determined in aqueous KCl, NaCl, NH4Cl, KOH, NaOH, NH4OH, HCl, CH3COOH and H2SO4 systems. Bendrofluazide showed an(More)