A comparison of lateral diffusion in supported lipid monolayers and bilayers

Christopher B. Babayco, Sennur Turgut, Andreia Michelle Smith, Babak Sanii, Donald Land, Atul N. Parikh

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Abstract

Lipid monolayers and bilayers exist in distinct physical states differentiated by the differences in the manner in which translational fluidity relates to their phase transition and how cholesterol influences the two. Work presented here suggests that intra-leaflet diffusion and cholesterol interactions are modulated by the nature of inter-leaflet coupling. Our results also provide an important practical caveat in the comparisons of membrane physical properties deduced using the two, mono- and bilayer, model membrane configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5877-5881
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Volume6
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Babayco, C. B., Turgut, S., Smith, A. M., Sanii, B., Land, D., & Parikh, A. N. (2010). A comparison of lateral diffusion in supported lipid monolayers and bilayers. Soft Matter, 6(23), 5877-5881. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0sm00643b