Membrane molecule reorientation in an electric field recorded by attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Saux2001MembraneMR,
  title={Membrane molecule reorientation in an electric field recorded by attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={A Le Saux and J. M. Ruysschaert and Erik Goormaghtigh},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={324-30}
}
Electric fields play an important role in the physiological function of macromolecules. Much is known about the role that electric fields play in biological systems, but membrane molecule structure and orientation induced by electric fields remain essentially unknown. In this paper, we present a polarized attenuated total reflection (ATR) experiment we designed to study the effect of electric fields on membrane molecule structure and orientation by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy… CONTINUE READING