70]Fullerenes assist the formation of phospholipid bicelles at low lipid concentrations

Atsushi Ikeda, Kazuya Kiguchi, Tomohiro Hida, Kazuma Yasuhara, Kazuyuki Nobusawa, Motofusa Akiyama, Wataru Shinoda

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The incorporation of neutral [70]fullerenes (C70) led to bicelle formation in a relatively low lipid concentration range from neutral lipid mixtures (DMPC/DHPC). Furthermore, C70 addition resulted in the formation of large bicelles with a radius of ca. 100 nm, in contrast to C70-free bicelles that were formed from anionic lipid mixtures (DMPC/DHPC/DMPG). The stabilization of these bicelles was attributed to C70 incorporation into the membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12315-12320
Number of pages6
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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