1H-NMR spectroscopy has been used to investigate the formation of GM1 clusters in DOPC liposome bilayer. The 1HDOPC NMR spectra show that the presence of GM1 modifies some resonance lines. These modifications are imputable to the interaction of DOPC with GM1. Above a certain GM1 concentration the trend of such distortions suggests the formation of GM1 aggregates. This work provides a new and simple NMR proof of the GM1 clustering in DOPC liposomes and therefore on model cell membranes; it allows to estimate the mean size of GM1 aggregates and the GM1 concentration at which clustering starts. In addition, the behaviour of the 1H-NMR line-width shows that the presence of GM1 modifies the bilayer arrangement making it more mobile, especially at GM1-clustering concentration.

Detection of Ganglioside Clustering in DOPC Bilayers by 1H-NMR Spectroscopy

CASIERI RUSSO, Cinzia;
2007

Abstract

1H-NMR spectroscopy has been used to investigate the formation of GM1 clusters in DOPC liposome bilayer. The 1HDOPC NMR spectra show that the presence of GM1 modifies some resonance lines. These modifications are imputable to the interaction of DOPC with GM1. Above a certain GM1 concentration the trend of such distortions suggests the formation of GM1 aggregates. This work provides a new and simple NMR proof of the GM1 clustering in DOPC liposomes and therefore on model cell membranes; it allows to estimate the mean size of GM1 aggregates and the GM1 concentration at which clustering starts. In addition, the behaviour of the 1H-NMR line-width shows that the presence of GM1 modifies the bilayer arrangement making it more mobile, especially at GM1-clustering concentration.
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