Precision scanning calorimetry of bile salt-phosphatidylcholine micelles.


Precision scanning calorimetry has been used to examine the thermal behavior of mixed micelles formed between bile salts and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC). Complex thermal transitions are observed which change dramatically with the mole ratio of bile salt to DPPC, dilution, and ionic strength. Comparison of the behavior of sodium taurocholate (TC… (More)