Pedro D Clop

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Functional consequences of constraining beta-Gal in bidimensional space were studied at defined molecular packing densities and constant topology. Langmuir-Blodgett films, LB15 and LB35 composed of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine and K. lactis beta-Gal, were obtained by transferring Langmuir films (L) initially packed at 15 and 35 mN/m, respectively, to(More)
The present paper was aimed at evaluating the effect of cholesterol (CHO) on the voltage-induced lipid pore formation in bilayer membranes through a global characterization of the temporal dynamics of the fluctuation pattern of ion currents. The bilayer model used was black lipid membranes (BLMs) of palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylethanolamine and(More)
In the present work we applied the sol-gel method to obtain glass lentils entrapping beta-D-galactosidase (beta-Gal) (Ebeta-Gal) within a silicate matrix. The effect of pH, temperature, polarity and salt concentration on the activity of Ebeta-Gal was studied. Apparent kinetic parameters for ortho-nitro-phenyl-beta-D-galactopyranoside hydrolysis catalyzed by(More)
In this work we used Langmuir-Blodgett films (LB) as model membranes to study the effect of molecular packing on the flunitrazepam (FNZ) accessibility to the binding sites at the GABAA receptor (GABAA-R). Ligand binding data were correlated with film topography analysis by atomic force microscopy images (AFM) and SDS-PAGE. Langmuir films (LF) were prepared(More)
The toxicity of FB1 is usually explained through the enzymatic disruption of lipidic metabolism. However, it may lie in the thermodynamics of the membrane and its cooperative phase behavior rather than in the activity of individual proteins. Here, we investigate the effects of FB1 at the molecular and mesoscopic levels in FB1-phospholipid mixed Langmuir(More)
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