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The Partitioning of Liposomes of Defined Size and Composition

  • C. P. S. Tilcock
  • T. Dempsey
  • P. R. Cullis
  • D. Fisher

Abstract

Liposomes are a well-established experimental system in which to model biological membranes. Studies with multilamellar vesicles (MLVs) and small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs), prepared by sonication, by Eriksson and Ålbertsson [1] and by Sharpe [2,3], have demonstrated the importance of the polar head group in determining the partitioning of liposomes.

Keywords

Polar Head Group Bottom Phase Multilamellar Vesicle Small Unilamellar Vesicle Royal Free Hospital 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. S. Tilcock
    • 1
  • T. Dempsey
    • 2
  • P. R. Cullis
    • 1
  • D. Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of BiochemistryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Departments of BiochemistryRoyal Free Hospital School of MedicineLondonUK

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