Fluorescence Studies on Prokaryotic Membranes

  • P. Proulx
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 13)

Abstract

Some of the more common techniques used to study the physical properties of biological membranes include electron microscopy, x-ray and neutron diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The uses and limitations of these various analytical tools were examined in a number of recent reviews (Ax-elrodet al., 1976; Andersen, 1978; Seelig and Seelig, 1980; Jacobs and Oldsfield, 1981; Yguerabide and Foster, 1981; Amey and Chapman, 1983; Bach, 1983; Davis, 1983; Devaux, 1983,1985; Hoffmann and Restall, 1983; Verma and Wallach, 1983; Chapman and Benga, 1984; Makowski and Li, 1984; Bergelson et al., 1985; Blaurock, 1985; Bloom and Smith, 1985; Mühlethaler and Jay, 1985; McElhaney, 1986; Restall and Chapman, 1986).

Keywords

Bacillus Assimilation Oligo Saccharide Ghost Phosphatidylcholine 

Abbreviations

ANS

anilino-napthalene-1-sulfonate

n-AS

n-(9-anthroyloxy) stearic acid

CCCP

carboxyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone

DPH

1,6-diphenyl-l trans, 3 trans, 5 trans -hexatriene

EDTA

ethylenediaminetetraacetate

NBD-PE

N-(7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-l,3-diazol-4-yl)phosphatidylethanolamine

NPN

N-phenyl-1-napthylamine

N-Rh-PE

N-(lissamine rhodamine B sulfonyl)phosphatidylethanolamin

cis- or trans-PA

cis- or trans-parinaric acid

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  • P. Proulx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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