Intrinsic curvature in normal and inverted lipid structures and in membranes.

@article{Marsh1996IntrinsicCI,
  title={Intrinsic curvature in normal and inverted lipid structures and in membranes.},
  author={Derek Marsh},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={2248-55}
}
The intrinsic or spontaneous radius of curvature, R(o), of lipid monolayer assemblies is expressed in terms of a lipid molecular packing parameter, V/AI, for various geometries. It is shown that the equivalent lipid length, 1, in inverted hexagonal (HII) phases, defined by a cylindrical shell of equal total lipid volume, yields an expression for R o identical to that for inverted cylindrical micelles (or, equivalently, HII phases in the presence of excess hydrocarbon). This identity is used to… CONTINUE READING

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