Interaction of phthalocyanines with lipid membranes: a spectroscopic and functional study on isolated rat liver mitochondria.


Absorption and emission spectroscopic studies on Zn(II)-phthalocyanine (ZnPc) incorporated into unilamellar liposomes of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, sometimes added with cholesterol or cardiolipin, and released to rat liver mitochondria via the three types of liposomal vesicles indicated that: (a) ZnPc predominantly dissolves in all lipid domains of… (More)


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