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Molecular interpretation of fluorescence solvent relaxation of Patman and 2H NMR experiments in phosphatidylcholine bilayers
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2007 (English)In: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, Vol. 147, no 2, 69-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The analysis of time-dependent fluorescence shifts of the bilayer probe 6-hexadecanoyl-2-(((2-(trimethylammonium)ethyl)methyl)amino)naphthalene chloride (Patman) offers valuable information on the hydration and dynamics of phospholipid headgroups. Quenching studies on vesicles composed of four phosphatidylcholines with different hydrocarbon chains (18:1c9/18:1c9, DOPC; 16:0/18:1c9, POPC; 18:1c9/16:0, OPPC; 18:1c6/18:1c6, PCΔ6) show that the chromophore of Patman is defined located at the level of the sn-1 ester-group in the phospholipid, which is invariant to the hydrocarbon chain. The so-called solvent relaxation (SR) approach as well as solid-state 2H NMR reveals that DOPC and PCΔ6 are more hydrated than POPC and OPPC. A strong dependence of SR kinetics on the position of double bond in the investigated fatty acid chains was observed. Apparently, the closer the double bond is located to the hydrated sn-1 ester-group, the more mobile this group becomes. This work demonstrates that the SR approach can report mobility changes within phospholipid bilayers with a remarkable molecular resolution.

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2007. Vol. 147, no 2, 69-77 p.
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Solvent relaxation, 2H NMR, Patman, Lipid hydration, Unsaturated hydrocarbon chain
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14674DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2007.03.004OAI: diva2:154346
Available from: 2007-06-12 Created: 2007-06-12 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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