Micelles and Vesicles of Gangliosides

  • L. Cantù
  • M. Corti
  • M. Musolino
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 66)


Aggregation properties of various gangliosides into micelles and vesicles are described. Vesicles form spontaneously in solution and are in thermodynamic equilibrium with a small concentration of a lamellar phase. Vesicles seem to have small bending elasticity, of the order of kT.


Lamellar Phase Aggregation Property Aggregate Distribution Oligosaccharide Chain Oblate Ellipsoid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Cantù
    • 1
  • M. Corti
    • 2
  • M. Musolino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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