Compatible solutes: ectoine and hydroxyectoine improve functional nanostructures in artificial lung surfactants.


Ectoine and hydroxyectoine belong to the family of compatible solutes and are among the most abundant osmolytes in nature. These compatible solutes protect biomolecules from extreme conditions and maintain their native function. In the present study, we have investigated the effect of ectoine and hydroxyectoine on the domain structures of artificial lung… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2011.08.022