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Title: Concentration-independent spontaneously forming biomimetric vesicles
Authors: Nieh, M.P.
Harroun, T.A.
Raghunathan, V.A.
Glinka, C.J.
Katsaras, J.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2003, Vol.91, 158105-158108
Abstract: In this Letter we present small-angle neutron scattering data from a biomimetic system composed of the phospholipids dimyristoyl and dihexanoyl phosphorylcholine (DMPC and DHPC, respectively). Doping DMPC-DHPC multilamellar vesicles with either the negatively charged lipid dimyristoyl phosphorylglycerol (DMPG, net charge –1) or the divalent cation, calcium (Ca2+), leads to the spontaneous formation of energetically stabilized monodisperse unilamellar vesicles whose radii are concentration independent and in contrast with previous experimental observations.
ISSN: 1079-7114 (Online)
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Copyright: (2003) by the American Physical Society
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