Quantum chemical modeling of the cardiolipin headgroup.


Cardiolipin is a key lipid component in many biological membranes. Proton conduction and proton-lipid interactions on the membrane surface are thought to be central to mitochondrial energy production. However, details on the cardiolipin headgroup structure are lacking and the protonation state of this lipid at physiological pH is not fully established. Here… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp9110019