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Interactions of monovalent salts with cationic lipid bilayers

Pokorna, Sarka; Jurkiewicz, Piotr; Cwiklik, Lukasz; Vazdar, Mario; Hof, Martin
Interactions of monovalent salts with cationic lipid bilayers // Faraday discussions, 160 (2013), 341-358 doi:10.1039/c2fd20098h (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Interactions of monovalent salts with cationic lipid bilayers

Pokorna, Sarka ; Jurkiewicz, Piotr ; Cwiklik, Lukasz ; Vazdar, Mario ; Hof, Martin

Faraday discussions (1364-5498) 160 (2013); 341-358

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Cationic lipid bilayers; time dependent fluorescence spectroscopy; molecular dynamics; ions

The influence of monovalent salts (NaF, NaCl, NaBr, NaClO4, KCl) on the properties of lipid bilayers composed of binary mixtures of zwitterionic DOPC (dioleoylphosphatidylcholine) and cationic DOTAP (dioleoyltrimethylammoniumpropane) is experimentally measured and numerically simulated. Both approaches report a specific adsorption of halide anions at the cationic bilayer. The adsorption is enhanced for higher content of DOTAP in DOPC/DOTAP mixtures and for larger anions (Br- and ClO4-). The nonmonotonic dependence of the lipid headgroup mobility, determined using time- dedendent fluorescence shifts of Laurdan located at the bilayer carbonyl level, on the content of cationic lipid is preserved in all examined salt solutions. Its maximum, however, is shifted towards higher DOTAP concentrations in the row: NaF < NaCl < NaBr. The same ordering of salts is found for the simulated area per lipid and the measured rigidification of pure DOTAP bilayers. Simulations reveal that Br- strongly binds to the cationic hedgroups of DOTAP neutralising the bilayer, which induces lateral inhomogeneities in the form of hydrophilic and hydrophobic patches at the membrane-water interface for pure DOTAP. In the equimolar DOPC/DOTAP mixture the neutralising effect of Br- results in bending of PC headgroups to a bilayer-parallel orientation. F-, while attracted to DOTAP bilayer, has an opposite effect to that of Br-, i.e. increases local mobility at the lipid carbonyl level. We attribute this effect to the disruption of hydrogen-bonded structure of the molecules of lipids and water caused by the presence of the adsorbed F-.

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Projekt / tema
098-0982933-2920 - Organski i bioorganski procesi u osnovnom i elektronski pobuđenim stanjima (Mirjana Maksić, )

Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mario Vazdar, (268682)

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus