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bilayer

[′bī‚lā·ər]
(chemistry)
A layer two molecules thick, such as that formed on the surface of the aqueous phase by phospholipids in aqueous solution.
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The experiments were carried out on reactive PP-g-MA/(EVOH or PA6) bilayers and nonreactive PP/(EVOH or PA6) bilayers.
From this previous research, we infer that the cellulosic polymer chains are anchored to the lecithin bilayers by their penetration into the d-spacing of the bilayers (Figure 14).
com)-- Bilayer recording is a well-established technique for in-depth studies of biophysical properties of ion channels and is particularly suited for functional studies on proteins residing in intracellular membranes.
Conclusions: The formation of permanent colloidal structures consisting of bilayer phases like e.
Vibrio cholerae cytolysin/haemolysin (VCC) (1) is a prominent member of a large, heterologous family of membrane-damaging proteins, collectively called pore-forming toxins (PFTs) (2,3) that cause lysis of the target cell by punching transmembrane holes in the plasma membrane lipid bilayer.
The CoF of two bilayers sliding over each other in a water solution was theoretically estimated to be very low [24].
2), (3) developed an alternative system consisting of bilayers of liquid membranes generated from constituent lipids biomembrane (e.
Regis Pomes and co-worker Ching-Hsing Yu from the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, have studied the gramicidin A (gA) protein through molecular dynamics simulations in order to elucidate the chemistry involved in proton transport, gA is a pentadecapeptide that forms a cation-permeable channel in lipid bilayers.
Ultrasome particles have a lipid assembly comprising a hydrophobic core as in emulsion but surrounded by phospholipid bilayers.
Using the NIST-developed magneto-optical indicator film technique, NIST researchers have observed directly for the first time the antiferromagnet domain walls and the evolution of a special type of hybrid domain wall in exchange-coupled FM/AF bilayers.
Pharmos also holds issued patents to novel nanoemulsion particles grouped under the tradename EMULSOME(TM), which have solid lipid cores surrounded by phospholipid bilayers, thereby providing the advantages of both standard emulsions and liposomes.
The walls of these cells consist of well-organized bilayers of fatty molecules called lipids.