Surface-active properties of vasoactive intestinal peptide*.

  title={Surface-active properties of vasoactive intestinal peptide*.},
  author={Hayat Ony{\"u}ksel and Bhavesh Bodalia and Varun Sethi and Sumeet Dagar and I Rubinsteina},
  volume={21 3},
The purpose of this study was to determine whether human vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) aggregates in aqueous solution and, if so, whether the peptide interacts with a biomimetic phospholipid monolayer and increases surface pressure. Using a custom-made Teflon trough containing HEPES buffer (pH 7.4) at room temperature and a surface tensiometer, we found that the critical micellar concentration (CMC) of VIP is 0.4 microM. Surface pressure of a dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC… CONTINUE READING

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