Mikko J. Parry

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1,2-Dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-rac-glycerol (DMPG) at low salt concentrations has a complex endotherm with at least four components and extending over the span of 20 degrees. During this ongoing melting, the solution becomes viscous and scatters light poorly. This multipeak endotherm was suggested to result from the effects of curvature on the(More)
The thermal phase behaviors of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) and multilamellar vesicles (MLVs) were compared by fluorescence spectroscopy, using PPDPC (1-palmitoyl-2[10-(pyren-1-yl)]decanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) as a reporter, in parallel with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A striking(More)
A novel method for the quantitative assessment of the membrane partitioning of a ligand from the aqueous phase is described, demonstrated here with the thoroughly studied antipsychotic chlorpromazine (CPZ). More specifically, collisional quenching of the fluorescence of a pyrene labeled fluorescent lipid analog(More)
One of the most prominent hallmarks of apoptotic cells is the altered characteristics of their plasma membrane, with its blebbing and exposure of the anionic phospholipid, phosphatidylserine (PS), in the outer leaflet of the lipid bilayer. The latter feature provides the basis of distinguishing apoptotic cells from most normal cells due to staining with(More)
Siramesine (SRM) is a sigma-2 receptor agonist which has been recently shown to inhibit growth of cancer cells. Fluorescence spectroscopy experiments revealed two distinct binding sites for this drug in phospholipid membranes. More specifically, acidic phospholipids retain siramesine on the bilayer surface due to a high-affinity interaction, reaching(More)
The properties of a novel disulfide-bond-containing gemini surfactant bis[N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecyl-N-(2-mercaptoethyl)ammonium bromide] disulfide (DSP) were studied using a Langmuir balance, supported monolayers, differential scanning calorimetry, giant vesicles, and LUVs. In 150 mM NaCl the cmc for DSP was 7.5 microM whereas that of the monomer(More)
While much is known about the self-assembly of lipids on nanoscale, our understanding of their biologically relevant mesoscale organization remains incomplete. Here, we show for a cationic gemini lipid a sharp and reversible transition from small vesicles with an average diameter of approximately 40 nm to giant vesicles (GVs) with an average diameter of(More)
Siramesine (SRM) is a σ-2 receptor agonist which has been recently shown to inhibit growth of cancer cells. Fluorescence spectroscopy experiments revealed two distinct binding sites for this drug in phospholipid membranes. More specifically, acidic phospholipids retain siramesine on the bilayer surface due to a high-affinity interaction, reaching saturation(More)
OBJECTIVE Acetaminophen (APAP) or paracetamol is a commonly encountered medicine in poisonings. We studied the changes in APAP related calls to the Finnish poison information centre (FPIC), and serious intoxications, involving hepatotoxicity or death in 2001-2014. These data were compared with paracetamol sales in Finland. METHODS This is a retrospective(More)
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