Effect of Charged Lidocaine on Static and Dynamic Properties of Model Bio-Membranes
Zheng Yi, Michihiro Nagao, Dobrin P. Bossev
The effect of the charged lidocaine on the structure and dynamics of DMPC/DMPG (mass fraction of 95/5}) unilamellar vesicles has been investigated. Changes in membrane organization caused by the presence of lidocaine were detected through small angle neutron scattering experiments. Our results suggest that the presence of lidocaine in the vicinity of the headgroups of lipid membranes leads to increase of the area per lipid molecule and to decrease of membrane thickness. Such changes in membrane structure may induce disordering of the tail group. This scenario explains the reduction of the main transition temperature of lipid membranes, as the fraction of lidocaine per lipid molecules increases, which was evident from differential scanning calorimetry results. Furthermore neutron spin echo spectroscopy was used for the dynamics measurements and the results reveal that presence of charged lidocaine increases the bending elasticity of the lipid membranes in the fluid phase and slows the temperature-dependent change of bending elasticity across the main transition temperature.
, Nagao, M.
and Bossev, D.
Effect of Charged Lidocaine on Static and Dynamic Properties of Model Bio-Membranes, Biophysical Chemistry, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=909246
(Accessed June 5, 2023)