Fatty acyl chain structure, orientational order, and the lipid phase transition in Acholeplasma laidlawii B membranes. A review of recent 19F nuclear magnetic resonance studies.

The orientational order parameters of monofluoropalmitic acids biosynthetically incorporated into membranes of Acholeplasma laidlawii B in the presence of a large excess of a variety of structurally diverse fatty acids have been determined via 19F nuclear magnetic resonance (19F NMR) spectroscopy. It is demonstrated that these monofluoropalmitic acids are… CONTINUE READING