Effects of L-carnitine and its acetate and propionate esters on the molecular dynamics of human erythrocyte membrane.

@article{Arduini1993EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of L-carnitine and its acetate and propionate esters on the molecular dynamics of human erythrocyte membrane.},
  author={Arduino Arduini and N S Gorbunov and Edoardo Arrigoni-Martelli and Secondo Dottori and F Molajoni and Filippo Russo and Giorgio Federici},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1993},
  volume={1146 2},
  pages={229-35}
}
EPR and fluorescence probes were used in this study to define the effects of L-carnitine and its short-chain esters, acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine, on the natural fluidity gradient and molecular packing of phospholipid headgroups of erythrocyte membrane in intact cells. Purified erythrocyte suspensions, labeled with different stearic acid derivatives containing a stable doxyl radical ring at the C-5, C-7, C-12 and C-16, were incubated with 0.5-5 mM L-carnitine and its esters for… CONTINUE READING