Swelling of phospholipid membranes by divalent metal ions depends on the location of the ions in the bilayers.

@article{Alsop2016SwellingOP,
  title={Swelling of phospholipid membranes by divalent metal ions depends on the location of the ions in the bilayers.},
  author={Richard J Alsop and Rafa{\"e}la Maria Schober and Maikel C Rheinst{\"a}dter},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 32},
  pages={
          6737-48
        }
}
The Hofmeister series illustrates how salts produce a wide range of effects in biological systems, which are not exclusively explained by ion charge. In lipid membranes, charged ions have been shown to bind to lipids and either hydrate or dehydrate lipid head groups, and also to swell the water layer in multi-lamellar systems. Typically, Hofmeister phenomena are explained by the interaction of the ions with water, as well as with biological interfaces, such as proteins or membranes. We studied… CONTINUE READING
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