Synthesis of a polymerizable metal-ion-chelating lipid for fluid bilayers.

Hydrated lipid structures, such as liposomes, that display tethered metal-ion-chelating groups have proven useful in peptide and protein binding, as well as 2D protein crystallization through molecular recognition of accessible histidine sites in proteins and peptides. Polymerizable metal-ion-chelating lipids bearing a reactive diacetylene group have been… CONTINUE READING