Free-Flow Electrophoresis as a Suitable Tool to Explore Intervesicular Interactions

  • Marcel De Cuyper
  • Marcel Joniau
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 71)


Membrane surface characteristics can be modulated by lipid exchange processes which are either dependent or independent of proteins. To unravel the underlying mechanism(s) of the spontaneous way of lipid transfer, we used artificial phospholipid vesicles which are expected to mimic — at least in part — cell membranes. In this report, lipid movement between differently charged vesicles is follöwed by the free-flow electrophoresis technique which we recently introduced in the liposome field1.


Anionic Phospholipid DMPC Vesicle Anionic Vesicle Enhance Water Solubility Lipid Movement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel De Cuyper
    • 1
  • Marcel Joniau
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Research CenterK.U. Leuven, Campus KortrijkKortrijkBelgium

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