Bilayer interactions of ether- and ester-linked phospholipids: dihexadecyl- and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholines.

@article{Kim1987BilayerIO,
  title={Bilayer interactions of ether- and ester-linked phospholipids: dihexadecyl- and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholines.},
  author={Jin Tae Kim and J Mattai and Greg Shipley},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 21},
  pages={6599-603}
}
Mixed phospholipid systems of ether-linked 1,2-dihexadecylphosphatidylcholine (DHPC) and ester-linked 1,2-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) have been studied by differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction. At maximum hydration (60 wt % water), DHPC shows three reversible transitions: a main (chain melting) transition, TM = 44.2 degrees C; a pretransition, TP = 36.2 degrees C; and a subtransition, TS = 5.5 degrees C. DPPC shows two reversible transitions: TM = 41.3 degrees C and… CONTINUE READING