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Lamellarity-Driven Differences in Surface Structural Features of DPPS Lipids: Spectroscopic, Calorimetric and Computational Study

Pašalić, Lea; Pem, Barbara; Bakarić, Danijela (2023) Lamellarity-Driven Differences in Surface Structural Features of DPPS Lipids: Spectroscopic, Calorimetric and Computational Study. Membranes, 13 . ISSN 2077-0375

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Although single-lipid bilayers are usually considered models of eukaryotic plasma membranes, their research drops drastically when it comes to exclusively anionic lipid membranes. Being a major anionic phospholipid in the inner leaflet of eukaryote membranes, phosphatidylserine- constituted lipid membranes were occasionally explored in the form of multilamellar liposomes (MLV), but their inherent instability caused a serious lack of efforts undertaken on large unilamellar liposomes (LUVs) as more realistic model membrane systems. In order to compensate the existing shortcomings, we performed a comprehensive calorimetric, spectroscopic and MD simulation study of time-varying structural features of LUV made from 1, 2-dipalmitoyl-sn- glycero-3-phospho-L-serine (DPPS), whereas the corresponding MLV were examined as a reference. A substantial uncertainty of UV/Vis data of LUV from which only Tm was unambiguously determined (53.9 ± 0.8 °C), along with rather high uncertainty on the high-temperature range of DPPS melting profile obtained from DSC (≈50–59 °C), presumably reflect distinguished surface structural features in LUV. The FTIR signatures of glycerol moiety and those originated from carboxyl group serve as a strong support that in LUV, unlike in MLV, highly curved surfaces occur continuously, whereas the details on the attenuation of surface features in MLV were unraveled by molecular dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1, 2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-L-serine sodium salt (DPPS) ; Multilamellar and large unilamellar vesicles (MLV and LUV) ; Surface curvature fluctuations ; Interbilayer water ; Spectroscopic and calorimetric study ; MD simulations
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
Divisions: Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Model demijelinizacije na molekulskoj skali pri fiziološkim i patološkim uvjetimaBakarić, DanijelaUIP-2020-02-7669HRZZ
Depositing User: Danijela Bakarić
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2023 10:07
DOI: 10.3390/membranes13010083

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