Use of model membrane techniques for the analysis of interactions, conformation and redox properties of menaquinones and other small molecules, The
This thesis explores the use of model membranes to solve complex problems in determining the placement, conformation, and electrochemical properties of hydrophobic compounds as they interact with a model membrane. Menaquinone, an electron transporter commonly found in Gram-positive and Gram-negative obligate anaerobes, consists of a naphthoquinone head group and isoprene tail of variable length and saturation. Chapter two shows the use of liposomal model membranes to solubilize menaquinone analogues of variable length and saturation for aqueous electrochemical studies characterizing half-wave ...
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