- n any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes
- At that point, the level of a phospholipid known as lecithin usually rises sharply and surpasses the level of another lipid, sphingomyelin.
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- Nanoscaled tip writes artificial cell membranes
( Helmholtz Association ) Researchers around Dr. Michael Hirtz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester have developed a new method to produce artificial membranes: Using a nanoscaled tip, they write tailored patches of phospholipid membrane onto a graphene substrate. The resulting biomimetic membranes, i.e. membranes simulating ...
Oct. 15, 2013 - EurekAlert!
- Roderick MacKinnon in The Rockefeller University Newswire
This work shows that the phospholipid membrane provides a stabilizing environment for the potassium channel,says MacKinnon, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the head of Rockefeller's Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and...