Characterization of the sub-transition of hydrated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers: X-ray diffraction study

  title={Characterization of the sub-transition of hydrated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers: X-ray diffraction study},
  author={Martin J. Ruocco and G. Graham Shipley},
  journal={Biochimica et Biophysica Acta},
Abstract The structural changes accompanying the recently described sub-transition of hydrated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (Chen, S.C., Sturtevant, J.M. and Gaffney, B.J. (1980) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77, 5060–5063) have been defined using X-ray diffraction methods. Following prolonged storage at −4°C the usual L β′ gel form of hydrated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) is converted into a more ordered stable ‘crystal’ form. The bilayer periodicity is 59.1 A and the most striking… Expand
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