Synchrotron X-ray studies of sphingolipids at aqueous interfaces
Ames Lab, and Iowa State University, US
Keywords: Sphingosine, sphingolipids, Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, monolayers
The development in understanding cell membrane structure and function has been historically intertwined with that of the monomolecular Langmuir layer of amphiphiles at air-aqueous interfaces. Here, we present synchrotron structural studies of a variety of sphingolipid monolayers at air-water interfaces and relate their unique characteristic structural properties with their function in eukeriotic cells.
NSTI Nanotech 2003 Conference Technical Program Abstract