Structure and dynamics of plasmalogen model membranes containing cholesterol : a deuterium NMR study

Malthaner, M. and Hermetter, A. and Paltauf, F. and Seelig, J.. (1987) Structure and dynamics of plasmalogen model membranes containing cholesterol : a deuterium NMR study. Biochimica et biophysica acta, Vol. 900, H. 2. pp. 191-197.

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Deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance (2H-NMR) was used to investigate the structure and dynamics of the sn-2 hydrocarbon chain of semi-synthetical choline and ethanolamine plasmalogen in bilayers containing 0, 30, and 50 mol% cholesterol. The deuterium NMR spectra of the choline plasmalogen yielded well-resolved quadrupolar splittings which could be assigned to the corresponding hydrocarbon chain deuterons. The sn-2 acyl chain was found to adopt a similar conformation as observed in the corresponding diacyl phospholipid, however, the flexibility at the level of the C-2 methylene segment of the plasmalogen was increased. Deuterium NMR spectra of bilayers composed of the ethanolamine plasmalogen yielded quadrupolar splittings of the C-2 segment much larger than those of the corresponding diacyl lipids, suggesting that the sn-2 chain is oriented perpendicular to the membrane surface at all segments. Cholesterol increased the ordering of the choline plasmalogen acyl chain to the same extent as in diacyl lipid bilayers. T1 relaxation time measurements demonstrated only minor dynamical differences between choline plasmalogen and diacyl lipids in model membranes.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Biophysical Chemistry (Seelig J)
UniBasel Contributors:Seelig, Joachim
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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