Exchange and flip-flop of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine in liquid-crystalline, gel, and two-component, two-phase large unilamellar vesicles.

@article{Wimley1990ExchangeAF,
  title={Exchange and flip-flop of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine in liquid-crystalline, gel, and two-component, two-phase large unilamellar vesicles.},
  author={William C. Wimley and Thomas E. Thompson},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1296-303}
}
The rate and extent of spontaneous exchange of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) from large unilamellar vesicles (LUV) composed of either DMPC or mixtures of DMPC/distearoylphosphatidylcholine (DSPC) have been examined under equilibrium conditions. The phase state of the vesicles ranged from all-liquid-crystalline through mixed gel/liquid-crystalline to… CONTINUE READING