The Anomalies of Hyaluronan Structures in Presence of Surface Active Phospholipids—Molecular Mass Dependence
AbstractInteractions between hyaluronan (A-) and phospholipids play a key role in many systems in the human body. One example is the articular cartilage system, where the synergistic effect of such interactions supports nanoscale lubrication. A molecular dynamics simulation has been performed to understand the process of formation of hydrogen bonds inside the hyaluronan network, both in the presence and absence of phospholipids. Additionally, the effect of the molecular mass of (A-) was analyzed. The main finding of this work is a robust demonstration of the optimal parameters (H-bond energy, molecular mass) influencing the facilitated lubrication mechanism of the articular cartilage system. Simulation results show that the presence of phospholipids has the greatest influence on hyaluronan at low molecular mass. We also show the specific sites of H-bonding between chains. Simulation results can help to understand how hyaluronan and phospholipids interact at several levels of articular cartilage system functioning. View Full-Text
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Bełdowski, P.; Andrysiak, T.; Mreła, A.; Pawlak, Z.; Augé, W.K., II; Gadomski, A. The Anomalies of Hyaluronan Structures in Presence of Surface Active Phospholipids—Molecular Mass Dependence. Polymers 2018, 10, 273.
Bełdowski P, Andrysiak T, Mreła A, Pawlak Z, Augé WK, II, Gadomski A. The Anomalies of Hyaluronan Structures in Presence of Surface Active Phospholipids—Molecular Mass Dependence. Polymers. 2018; 10(3):273.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bełdowski, Piotr; Andrysiak, Tomasz; Mreła, Aleksandra; Pawlak, Zenon; Augé, Wayne K., II; Gadomski, Adam. 2018. "The Anomalies of Hyaluronan Structures in Presence of Surface Active Phospholipids—Molecular Mass Dependence." Polymers 10, no. 3: 273.
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