Enhanced hydrophobicity of fluorinated lipid bilayer: a molecular dynamics study.

Abstract

A molecular dynamics simulation of a partially fluorinated phospholipid bilayer has been carried out to understand the effects of fluorination of the hydrophobic chains on the structure and water permeability across the membrane. Fluorocarbon chains typically have an all-trans conformation, showing a highly ordered structure in the membrane core compared to… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp801057k

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