Basic relationships between the phase diagrams, previously considered to be independent from each other, are described. Phase diagrams of two-component phosphatidylcholine/phosphatidylcholine (PC/PC), phosphatidylethanolamine/phosphatidylethanolamine (PE/PE) and PC/PE lipid bilayer membranes are systematically investigated by means of the Landau theory. Gradually changing the chain length of one of the components a characteristic peritectic-miscibleazeotropic-semiazeotropic-eutectic (P-M-A-S-E) series of phase diagrams was found in the PC/PE system and peritectic-miscible-one component-miscible-peritectic (P-M-OM-P) in the PC/PC, PE/PE systems. These serial catastrophic changes of the phase diagrams could be explained by means of the fusion and birth of the mixed phase regions in the phase diagram. Finally constructing the superdiagrams we could get all of the possible series of the phase diagrams in a wide class of the two-component mixtures. Moreover one can predict the type of the phase diagram when the components contain equal length saturated hydrocarbon chains.
|Titolo:||Interrelationships between the phase diagrams of the two-component phospholipid bilayers|
MONTICELLI, GIANLUIGI (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-1985|
|Parole Chiave:||phase diagram; two-component mixture; phosphatidylcholine; PC/PC; phosphatidylethanolamine; PE/PE; PC/PE; lipid bilayer membrane; BLM; Landau theory; chain length; peritectic; miscibleazeotropic; semiazeotropic; eutectic; mixed phase region; hydrocarbon chain|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Citazione:||Interrelationships between the phase diagrams of the two-component phospholipid bilayers / I.P. Sugar, G. Monticelli. ((Intervento presentato al 2. convegno International Conference on Biothermodynamics tenutosi a Graz nel 1985.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|