amphiphilic

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amphiphilic

[‚am·fə′fil·ək]
(biochemistry)
Describing a molecule having a polar region that is separated from the nonpolar region.
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Different methods such as, metal layer coatings, layer-by-layer depositions to dynamic surfactant treatments, the adsorption of amphipathic proteins, plasma processing, sol-gel coatings, chemical vapor deposition and self-organization of vinyl-terminated small molecules were developed and commercially used for hydrophilic modifications of PDMS surface [7, 8], Each of these methods has several disadvantages with respect to uniformity, durability, and processing.
M]WAF fractions comprise the aqueous fraction of the original mixtures of oil and dispersant, and a portion of the amphipathic compounds present in the original mixtures was expected to partition to the organic phase.
An amino-terminal amphipathic [alpha]-helix mediates membrane association of the hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein 5A," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
This nanocarrier is a neutral, amphipathic and biodegradable nano-material synthesized previously by our group (Sarbolouki et al.
This can be related to the amphipathic nature of the drug which may make the drug-bilayer interactions.
LEA proteins are widely distributed among species of monocots and dicots, and because of their amphipathic nature, these proteins are able to inhibit the denaturation of macromolecules and stabilise intracellular structures under stress conditions because they are associated with the desiccation tolerance of the seeds (BLACKMAN et al.
Still, these peptides have small size and diversity in secondary structure and composition but the following features shared among them including positive charge, high content of hydrophobic residues, amphipathic fold, ease of synthesis and modification and tumor penetrating ability [1719].
In previous studies, the cutoffphenomenon was observed for alkanols, which was correlated with their amphipathic properties.
Dichloromethane is a solvent of medium polarity, extracting hydrophobic and amphipathic compounds, thus covering large amount of compounds (Ferracini et al.
The influenza A virus PB1-F2 protein targets the inner mitochondrial membrane via a predicted basic amphipathic helix that disrupts mitochondrial function.
AMPs can be divided into five sub-categories on the basis of their amino acid composition and structure including anionic peptides, linear amphipathic [alpha]-helical, cationic peptides enriched for specific amino acids, peptide fragments, and peptides with cysteines that form intramolecular bonding (Table 2).