Galactocerebroside-phospholipid interactions in bilayer membranes.

  title={Galactocerebroside-phospholipid interactions in bilayer membranes.},
  author={M. Ruocco and Greg Shipley and Eric Oldfield},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={43 1},
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and x-ray diffraction have been used to study the interaction of hydrated N-palmitoylgalactosylsphingosine (NPGS) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC). For mixtures containing less than 23 mol% NPGS, complete miscibility of NPGS into hydrated DPPC bilayers is observed in both the bilayer gel and liquid-crystal phases. X-ray diffraction data demonstrate insignificant differences in the DPPC-bilayer gel-phase parameters on incorporation of up to 23 mol… CONTINUE READING