Characterisation of antibiotic moenomycin A interaction with phospholipid model membranes.

Using a combination of physico-chemical techniques (MAS NMR, DSC, freeze-fracture electron microscopy, molecular modelling) the antibiotic moenomycin A was found to be anchored by its hydrophobic chain into multilamellar POPC membranes. The lamellar phase structure of the modified membrane is retained, while moenomycin A in water at different concentrations… (More)