Phenolic Group of α-Tocopherol Anchors at the Lipid-Water Interface of Fully Saturated Membranes.

@article{Ausili2018PhenolicGO,
  title={Phenolic Group of $\alpha$-Tocopherol Anchors at the Lipid-Water Interface of Fully Saturated Membranes.},
  author={Alessio Ausili and Alejandro Torrecillas and Ana M de Godos and Senena Corbal{\'a}n-Garc{\'i}a and Juan Carmelo Gomez-Fernandez},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2018},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={
          3336-3348
        }
}
α-Tocopherol is considered to carry on a very important role as an antioxidant for membranes and lipoproteins and other biological roles as membrane stabilizers and bioactive lipids. Given its essential role, it is very important to fully understand its location in the membrane. In this work, the vertical location of vitamin E in saturated membranes has been studied using biophysical techniques. Small- and wide-angle X-ray diffraction experiments show that α-tocopherol alters the water layer… Expand
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