3 years ago

Temperature-Dependent Partitioning of C152 in Binary Phosphatidylcholine Membranes and Mixed Phosphatidylcholine/Phosphatidylethanolamine Membranes

Temperature-Dependent Partitioning of C152 in Binary Phosphatidylcholine Membranes and Mixed Phosphatidylcholine/Phosphatidylethanolamine Membranes
Christine A. Gobrogge, Victoria A. Kong, Robert A. Walker
Time-resolved fluorescence and differential scanning calorimetry were used to determine the partitioning of coumarin 152 (C152) into large unilamellar vesicles composed of binary mixtures of two phosphatidylcholines (12:0/12:0 DLPC and 14:0/14:0 DMPC) and vesicles composed of binary mixtures of a phosphatidylcholine and a phosphatidylethanolamine (14:0/14:0 DMPC and 14:0/14:0 DMPE). Differential scanning calorimetry showed that both DLPC/DMPC and DMPC/DMPE are miscible in lipid vesicles. Time-resolved fluorescence indicated that C152 partitioning into DLPC/DMPC mixtures showed nearly ideal behavior that was described with weighted contributions from C152 partitioning into pure DLPC and pure DMPC vesicles. In contrast, C152 partitioning into DMPC/DMPE mixtures was distinctly nonideal. For DMPC/DMPE lipid vesicles having DMPC mole fractions between 10 and 80%, C152 partitioning into the bilayer was measurably enhanced near the melting temperature, relative to expectations based simply on weighted contributions from C152 partitioning into vesicles comprised of pure lipids. The origin of this behavior remains uncertain. For vesicles comprised of pure DMPE, C152 shows almost no partitioning into the membrane, with ≥80% of the solute remaining in the buffer solution at temperatures between 10 and 50 °C.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04831

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04831

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.