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.
Lipid Bilayer regulation of membrane protein function: Gramicidin channels as molecular force probes.
23) We have so far developed seven types of cryo-EMs and are developing the 8th generation cryo-EM for the IBSA method by which membrane protein structures may be analyzed in a lipid bilayer using a method similar to single particle analysis (Fig.
The role of disorders of the barrier and the matrix functions of the lipid bilayer of biological membranes in pathology.
The MinION uses a chip that contains approximately 2000 robust polymer, rather than lipid bilayer, membranes over microwells that are individually electrically addressed.
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.
Liposomes are artificially-prepared vesicles that are made out of the same material as a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer.
There are two basic types, a pore made from a pore forming protein embedded in a lipid bilayer membrane and solid state varieties with a synthetic membrane and a pore made using ion, electron or laser beams.