Liposome models of melanosomes (lipo-melanosomes) were used to investigate how phospholipid composition, charge and medium pH may affect the lipo-melanosome membrane permeability to active oxygen species or melanin synthesis intermediaries. Active oxygen accumulated only at pH 6.4 and was polarographically monitored using superoxide dismutase and/or catalase. Cholesterol appears to increase the O2- accumulation at pH 6.4 while incorporation of positive phospholipids within lipo-melanosomes results in the loss of latency with respect to tyrosinase substrate and intermediates of melanin synthesis.

Changes of lipo-melanosome membrane leakage versus pH, charge and composition

AMICARELLI, FERNANDA;BONFIGLI, Antonella;POMA, Anna Maria Giuseppina
1991

Abstract

Liposome models of melanosomes (lipo-melanosomes) were used to investigate how phospholipid composition, charge and medium pH may affect the lipo-melanosome membrane permeability to active oxygen species or melanin synthesis intermediaries. Active oxygen accumulated only at pH 6.4 and was polarographically monitored using superoxide dismutase and/or catalase. Cholesterol appears to increase the O2- accumulation at pH 6.4 while incorporation of positive phospholipids within lipo-melanosomes results in the loss of latency with respect to tyrosinase substrate and intermediates of melanin synthesis.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11697/23007
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact