Modification of the porin function by the membrane components used for the reconstitution of model membranes
Diffusion rate of the cationic solute through the porin pore was five times higher in the vesicles made of acidic phospholipids than in that of zwitterionic phospholipids. In contrast, diffusion of the anionic solute through these vesicles was reciprocally reversed. Diffusion ofpara-nitrophenyl phosphate was enhanced in the presence of lipopolysaccharide and the phospholipids extracted from bacterial cells as compared with the diffusion through porin in phosphatidyl choline.
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