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Tethered and Polymer Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes: Structure and Function

Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
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Membranes 2016, 6(2), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes6020030
Received: 4 May 2016 / Revised: 24 May 2016 / Accepted: 25 May 2016 / Published: 30 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supported Lipid Membranes)
Solid supported bilayer lipid membranes are model systems to mimic natural cell membranes in order to understand structural and functional properties of such systems. The use of a model system allows for the use of a wide variety of analytical tools including atomic force microscopy, impedance spectroscopy, neutron reflectometry, and surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Among the large number of different types of model membranes polymer-supported and tethered lipid bilayers have been shown to be versatile and useful systems. Both systems consist of a lipid bilayer, which is de-coupled from an underlying support by a spacer cushion. Both systems will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the effect that the spacer moiety has on the bilayer properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid supported membrane; model membrane; membrane structure and function solid supported membrane; model membrane; membrane structure and function
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Andersson, J.; Köper, I. Tethered and Polymer Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes: Structure and Function. Membranes 2016, 6, 30.

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