A singular state of membrane lipids at cell growth temperatures.

  title={A singular state of membrane lipids at cell growth temperatures.},
  author={Albert J Jin and Michael A. Edidin and Ralph J Nossal and Norman L. Gershfeld},
  volume={38 40},
Cells adjust their membrane lipid composition when they adapt to grow at different temperatures. The consequences of this adjustment for membrane properties and functions are not well understood. Our report shows that the temperature dependence of the diffusion of a probe molecule in multilayers formed from total lipid extracts of E. coli has an anomalous maximum at a temperature corresponding to the growth temperature of each bacterial preparation (25, 29, and 32 degrees C). This increase in… CONTINUE READING

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