Differences in hydrocarbon chain tilt between hydrated phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine bilayers. A molecular packing model.

Both wide-angle and lamellar x-ray diffraction data are interpreted in terms of a difference in hydrocarbon chain tilt between fully hydrated dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and dipalmitoyl phosphatidylethanolamine (DPPE). Although the hydrocarbon chains of multilayers of DPPC tilt ty approximately 30 degrees relative to the normal to the plane of… CONTINUE READING