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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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In such study, we found that, in an aqueous lipid dispersion, the compound preferentially partitions to the lipid membrane disturbing the lateral organization and thermotropic behavior of DMPC bilayers. Recently, we have evaluated the interaction of artepillin in different protonation states with model membranes formed by 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC), showing that the neutral state of the compound has a higher affinity for lipophilic environment compared to deprotonated species (23).
Hill, "Instability of carbon nanoparticles interacting with lipid bilayers," RSC Advances, vol.
These results are in agreement with the atomic concentration of the Au/Cu bilayers before the annealing treatment.
Recently, we have studied the liquid phase of hydrated DMPC and POPC bilayers [25] by means of quasi-elastic incoherent neutron scattering measurements and have identified three dominant dynamical processes on the ns-ps time scale, ascribed to three different motions of phospholipid molecules: (i) a fast uniaxial rotational diffusion, (ii) conformational, jump-like dynamics of the acyl chain along with threefold rotation of methyl groups, and (iii) overall diffusion dynamics confined within the first-neighbours cages.
The experiments were carried out on reactive PP-g-MA/(EVOH or PA6) bilayers and nonreactive PP/(EVOH or PA6) bilayers.
These systems are lipid based vesicles that self assemble into bilayers to entrap both hydrophilic and lipophilic compounds.
The temperature of the system is maintained at 310 K with a coupling constant of 0.1 ps, above the gel-liquid crystal phase transition temperature ~ 270 K of POPC and POPG lipid bilayers [78,79].
In this goal, this work tests the molecular effects of FOSC against biomimetic membranes, using reconstituted liposomes and supported bilayer membranes (s-BLM) as target models.
Sackmann, "Molecular and global structure and dynamics of membranes and lipid bilayers" Canadian Journal of Physics, vol.
The third part expands the discussion to include bilayer QH systems and the inter-layer phenomena unique to bilayers.
Possible targets for barrier-influencing moisturizing creams include the intercellular lipid bilayers, where the fraction of lipids forming a fluid phase might be changed due to compositional or organizational changes.