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.