lipid bilayer


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lipid bilayer

[¦lip·id ′bī‚lā·ər]
(cell and molecular biology)
The foundational structure of plasma membranes; it is composed of two layers of phospholipids positioned such that their polar hydrophilic heads face outward and their nonpolar hydrophobic tails are directed inward, blocking entry of water and water-soluble material into the cell.
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In Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Vol.
The Wang lab first successfully tested the motorized molecule's ability to open a synthetic lipid bilayer vesicle, allowing dyed solution to get inside.
The MD simulation protocol is detailed description as follows: To remove the largest strains in the system, all simulation systems were first subjected to 5000 cycles of steepest descent, while position restraints were applied to the residues of the Cx50 models as well as the molecules of POPC lipid bilayer.
In addition, studies on halophytic species point to the functional importance of high sterol content in lipid bilayer to cope with saline stress (Blits & Gallagher, 1990; Wu et al.
As I thought that electron microscopy might be a powerful method for structural studies by providing structural information even from very thin specimens such as membrane proteins in a lipid bilayer whose thickness is only 950 [Angstrom], I began to learn this method after first studying X-ray crystallography.
Raman spectroscopy enabled us to produce spectra of the different components of the lipid bilayer and the antioxidant BHA.
We believe the most essential thing is products which respect the natural lipid bilayer (that protects cells)," she adds.
In stochastic sensing, a single protein nanopore is placed in a lipid bilayer, and the ionic current driven through it by an applied potential is monitored.
Shalyna (1997) and Burlev (1991) consider that peroxidation processes are main factor in regulation the condition of the lipid bilayer membrane and occurs in cell membranes in normal and in various pathological conditions.
It has a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA molecule enveloped by a lipid bilayer.
which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals Group's manufacturing business, has established a mass production system for liposomes that are nanocapsules encapsulated in a lipid bilayer.
The MDA is a membrane lipid bilayer peroxidation product and its greater accumulation is taken as a measure of sensitivity to Cd stress (Lin et al.