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Molecular Modeling of the Phospholipid Bilayer

  • Bruce Paul Gaber
  • Mark Nagumo
  • William R. Light
  • Indira Chandrasekhar
  • Nagarajan Pattabiraman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)

Abstract

We have developed computer graphics models of the phospholipid bilayer which are based upon published X-ray crystallographic data. We believe that these depictions convey significantly more information about the structure and chemistry of lipid molecules and bilayers than do the iconographic or schematic representations of the past. These graphic models, beyond their utility for visualization of structure, provide a starting point for subsequent higher level molecular modeling (molecular mechanics, graphics and dynamics) of systems including polymerizable lipids, bilayer/small molecule complexes and lipid/protein interactions.

Keywords

Acyl Chain Lipid Molecule Phospholipid Bilayer Naval Research Laboratory DMPC Bilayer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Paul Gaber
    • 1
  • Mark Nagumo
    • 1
  • William R. Light
    • 1
  • Indira Chandrasekhar
    • 2
  • Nagarajan Pattabiraman
    • 3
  1. 1.Bio/Molecular Engineering BranchNaval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Molecular Biophysics UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Computer Graphics LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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