Stable Liposomes Formed from Archaeal Ether Lipids

  • Christian G. Choquet
  • Girishchandra B. Patel
  • G. Dennis Sprott
  • Terry J. Beveridge
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 252)


Liposomes have application in serving as a support, or matrix, to form two dimensional crystals from those proteins which normally interact with the cytoplasmic membrane (Wingfield et al., 1979). This interaction includes membrane proteins that are largely embedded within the lipid bilayer, others with relatively more surface area exposed, and surface proteins which interact either via a single transmembrane strand or via a covalently linked lipid (Andreas et al., 1992). Recently, Andreas et al. demonstrated the two-dimensional crystallization of a solubilized surface protein from Comamonas acidovorans on lipid vesicles.


Pressure Extrusion Pore Filter Extreme Halophile Multilamellar Structure Polar Ether 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian G. Choquet
    • 1
  • Girishchandra B. Patel
    • 1
  • G. Dennis Sprott
    • 1
  • Terry J. Beveridge
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Biological SciencesNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, College of Biological ScienceUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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