Planar artificial biomembranes optimized for biochemical assay

  title={Planar artificial biomembranes optimized for biochemical assay},
  author={Ulrich J. Krull},
Abstract Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer and planar bilayer lipid membrane (BLM) experiments are used to study the relative significance of dipolar potential and packing/fluidity in the control of the permeability of phospholipid/steroid BLMs to potassium ion. Practical chemical construction of BLMs designed to achieve particular dipolar potential and packing/fluidity characteristics are described. The ability to modify selectively the salient physical properties of BLMs allows optimization of the… CONTINUE READING

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