Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Biomimetic Membranes Chapter 9

Structure-Function Relations in Self-Assembled Sphingolipids at Gas-Water Interfaces

Authors: D. Vaknin

Affilation: Ames Lab, and Iowa State University, United States

Pages: 408 - 411

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.

ISBN: 0-9728422-2-5
Pages: 560