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Lipid Polymorphism, Reverse Micelles, and Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

  • Joachim Seelig
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Abstract

Lipid polymorphism is a most unusual phenomenon. Depending on the external conditions such as water content, temperature, presence of proteins or metal ions etc., lipids can form aggregates of quite different long-range orders. Due mainly to the pioneering X-ray diffraction work of V. Luzzati and his co-workers1 we have obtained a firm understanding of the principles of lipid organization and of the types of possible structures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Seelig
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  1. 1.BiocenterUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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