Heat-induced association of Gramicidin A with lyso-lecithin micelles results in the formation of lipid bilayer structures. The capacity of the Gramicidin A peptide to transform the lysolecithin lipid structure from micelle to bilayer is considered in terms of molecular packing mechanisms and relevance to membrane processes in general. The resulting lipid-bilayer-packaged channel system has particular usefulness in characterizing channel structure and mechanism.
Research Article| February 01 1983
Gramicidin a induces lysolecithin to form bilayers
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I. Pasquali-Ronchetti, A. Spisni, E. Casali, L. Masotti, D. W. Urry; Gramicidin a induces lysolecithin to form bilayers. Biosci Rep 1 February 1983; 3 (2): 127–133. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01121943
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