Orientational behavior of phosphatidylcholine bilayers in the presence of aromatic amphiphiles and a magnetic field.

@article{Sanders1993OrientationalBO,
  title={Orientational behavior of phosphatidylcholine bilayers in the presence of aromatic amphiphiles and a magnetic field.},
  author={Charles R Sanders and J E Schaff and James H. Prestegard},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={1069-80}
}
A number of aromatic-containing additives which can influence the orientation of fragments of lipid bilayer membranes by a magnetic field have been investigated. Two properties of these additives prove important: (1) sufficient detergency to facilitate reorganization of bilayer components and (2), sufficient anisotropy in magnetic susceptibility the preferred direction of fragment orientation. Triton X-100 is identified as effective in terms of facilitating magnetic field ordering of bilayer… CONTINUE READING