Ca2+ and Inter-molecular Bridging of Membranal Phospholipids and Proteins

  • Y. Y. Leshem


Membranal stability, microviscosity (η̄) and bulk lipid phase state may be controlled by Ca2+. All negatively charged phospholipids (PL’s) such as phosphatidylinositol or phosphatidylserine, by virtue of electrostatic crosslinking with the \( ^ - {\text{O - }}\mathop {\text{P}}\limits_|^| - OH \) section of the headgroup induce physiologically meaningful structural rearrangements in membranal architecture.


Hydrostatic Pressure Ethylene Production Indoleacetic Acid Ethylene Receptor Human Erythrocyte Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Y. Leshem
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  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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