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Nanofiber Supported Phospholipid Bilayers

Published

Author(s)

Feng Yi, Jian Xu, David A. LaVan

Abstract

This work reports on the creation and characterization of nanofiber supported bilayers to mimic the hydrodynamic, chemical and mechanical environment provided by the actin network which supports natural lipid bilayers within a cell. Lipid bilayers were formed on a nanofiber mat made from polycaprolactam nanofibers coated with silica (SiO2). Lipid diffusivity and bilayer impedance were measured and found to be comparable to measurements from black lipid bilayers.
Citation
Soft Matter
Volume
5
Issue
24

Keywords

lipid bilayer, supported bilayer, nanofiber, silica, artificial cell membrane, biomimetic

Citation

Yi, F. , Xu, J. and LaVan, D. (2009), Nanofiber Supported Phospholipid Bilayers, Soft Matter (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created December 26, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021