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Search Publications by: Elizabeth Kelley (Fed)

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Transformation of Lipid Vesicles into Micelles by Adding Nonionic Surfactants: Elucidating the Structural Pathway and the Intermediate Structures

March 24, 2022
Igor K. Mkam Tsengam, Marzhana Omarova, Elizabeth Kelley, Alon V. McCormick, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Srinivasa R. Raghavan, Vijay T. John
The phospholipid lecithin (L) and the nonionic surfactant Tween 80 (T) are used together in various contexts, including in drug delivery and oil spill remediation. There is hence a need to elucidate the nanostructures in L/T mixtures, which is the focus of

Relationship between Viscosity and Acyl Tail Dynamics in Lipid Bilayers

August 12, 2021
Michihiro Nagao, Elizabeth Kelley, Antonio Faraone, Makina Saito, Yoshitaka Yoda, Masayuki Kurokuzu, Shinichi Takata, Makoto Seto, Paul Butler
Membrane viscosity is a fundamental property that controls molecular transport and structural rearrangements in lipid membranes. Given its importance in many cell processes, various experimental and computational methods have been developed to measure the

Collective Dynamics in Lipid Membranes Containing Transmembrane Peptides

June 21, 2021
Elizabeth Kelley, Paul Butler, Michihiro Nagao
Biological membranes are composed of complex mixtures of lipids and proteins that influence each other's structure and function. The biological activities of many channel-forming peptides and proteins are known to depend on the material properties of the

Implementation of a Self-Consistent Slab Model of Bilayer Structure in the SasView Suite

February 1, 2021
Luoxi Tan, James G. Elkins, Brian H. Davison, Elizabeth Kelley, Jonathan Nickels
Slab models are simple and useful structural descriptions which have long been used to describe lyotropic lamellar phases, such as lipid bilayers. Typically, slab models break a bilayer structure into three pieces, an inner solvent-free core and two

Time-Resolved SANS Reveals Pore-Forming Peptides Cause Rapid Lipid Reorganization

January 15, 2021
Michael H. Nguyen, Mitchell DiPasquale, Brett W. Rickeard, Caesar G. Yip, Kaity N. Greco, Elizabeth Kelley, Drew Marquardt
Cells depend on proper lipid transport and their precise distribution for vital cellular function. Disruption of such lipid organization can be initiated by external agents to cause cell death. Here, we investigate two antimicrobial pore-forming peptides

Complex by Design: Hydrotrope-Induced Micellar Growth in Deep Eutectic Solvents

January 1, 2021
Adrian Sanchez-Fernandez, Anna E. Leung, Elizabeth Kelley, Andrew J. Jackson
Here the microstructure of hydrotrope-surfactant assemblies in 1:2 choline chloride:glycerol (ChCl:Glyc) is presented. The effect of choline salicylate (ChSal) on the micellization of hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride (C16TAC) was investigated by

Enhance Dynamics in the Anomalous Melting Regime of DMPG Lipid Membranes

October 16, 2020
Elizabeth Kelley, Michihiro Nagao, Paul Butler, Lionel Porcar, Bela Farago
Like many soft materials, lipids undergo a melting transition associated with a significant increase in their dynamics. At temperatures below the main melting transition (Tm), all molecular and collective dynamics are suppressed, while above Tm the alkyl

Scaling Relationships for the Elastic Moduli and Viscosity of Mixed Lipid Membranes

September 21, 2020
Elizabeth Kelley, Paul Butler, Rana Ashkar, Robert Bradbury, Michihiro Nagao
The elastic and viscous properties of biological membranes play a vital role in controlling cell functions that require local reorganization of the membrane components as well as dramatic shape changes such as endocytosis, vesicular trafficking, and cell

The Antioxidant Vitamin E as a Membrane Raft Modulator: Tocopherols do not Abolish Lipid Domains

August 1, 2020
Mitchell DiPasquale, Michael H. Nguyen, Brett W. Rickeard, Nicole Cesca, Christopher Tannous, Stuart R. Castillo, John Katsaras, Elizabeth Kelley, Frederick A. Heberle, Drew Marquardt
A great deal of individuals across North America regularly supplement their diet with the antioxidant, vitamin E. This billion-dollar supplementation industry encourages the use of vitamin E with little evidence supporting its actual health benefits

Color, Structure, and Rheology of a Diblock Bottlebrush Copolymer Solution

June 7, 2020
Matthew A. Wade, Dylan Walsh, Johnny Ching-Wei Lee, Elizabeth Kelley, Kathleen Weigandt, Damien Guironnet, Simon A. Rogers
A structure-property-process relation is established for a diblock bottlebrush copolymer solution, through a combination of rheo-neutron scattering, imaging, and rheological measurements. Polylactic acid-b-polystyrene diblock bottlebrush copolymers were

Interleaflet Coupling of n-Alkane Incorporated Bilayers

March 14, 2020
Hatsuho Usuda, Mafumi Hishida, Elizabeth Kelley, Yasuhisa Yamamura, Michihiro Nagao, Kazuya Saito
The relationship between the membrane bending modulus (k) and compressibility modulus (KA) depends on the extent of coupling between the two monolayers (leaflets). Using neutron spin echo (NSE) spectroscopy, we investigate the effects of n-alkanes on the

Transverse Lipid Organization Dictates Bending Fluctuations in Model Plasma Membranes

January 21, 2020
Brett W. Rickeard, Michael H. Nguyen, Mitchell DiPasquale, Caesar G. Yip, Hamilton Baker, Frederick A. Heberle, Xiaobing Zuo, Elizabeth Kelley, Michihiro Nagao, Drew Marquardt
Bending fluctuation is one of the most important dynamic modes of lipid membranes. These fluctuations play a vital role in many biological processes, most notoriously, contributing to the regulation of membrane protein activity. We investigated the bending

Clusters of Nanoscale Liposomes Modulate the Release of Encapsulated Species and Mimic the Compartmentalization Intrinsic in Cell Structures

October 23, 2019
Igor Kevin Mkam Tsengam, Marzhana Omarova, Lauren Shepherd, Nicholas Sandoval, Jibao He, Elizabeth Kelley, Vijay John
We report the ability to place a high concentration of liposomes in a confined volume as a multicompartment cluster that mimics biological cells and allows for the modulation of release of encapsulated species. The formation of these coated

Strain Shifts under Stress-controlled Oscillatory Shearing in Theoretical, Experimental and Structural Perspectives: Application to Probing Zero-Shear Viscosity

September 23, 2019
Johnny Ching-Wei Lee, Yu-Tong Hong, Kathleen Weigandt, Elizabeth Kelley, Hyunjoon Kong, Simon A. Rogers
Strain response under stress-driven oscillatory shearing could shift from the origin. The phenomenology is experimentally confirmed with entangled polymer-like micelles and polyethylene oxide solutions. A theory of strain shifting is provided based on the

Methanol Accelerates DMPC Flip-Flop and Transfer: A SANS Study on Lipid Dynamics

March 5, 2019
Michael H. L. Nguyen, Mitchell DiPasquale, Brett W. Rickeard, Christopher B. Stanley, Elizabeth Kelley, Drew Marquardt
Methanol is a common solubilizing agent used for the study of transmembrane proteins/peptides in biological and synthetic membranes. Using small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and a strategic contrast matching scheme, we show that methanol has a unique

Scaling of Lipid Membrane Rigidity with Domain Area Fraction

February 21, 2019
Elizabeth G. Kelley, Michihiro Nagao, Paul D. Butler
The elastic properties of cell membranes play a vital role in controlling the morphology changes necessary for cell processes such as endocytosis and cell division. These elastic properties are highly sensitive to the lipid composition and distribution

Tuning Biocompatible Block Copolymer Micelles by Varying Solvent Composition: Core/Corona Structure and Solvent Uptake

May 4, 2017
Tyler J. Cooksey, Avantika Singh, Kim Mai Le, Shu Wang, Elizabeth Kelley, Lilin He, Sameer Vajjala Kesava, Enrique D. Gomez, Bryce E. Kidd, Louis A. Madsen, Megan L. Robertson
The structural properties and solvent uptake of biocompatible poly(ethylene oxide-b/}-ε-caprolactone) (PEO-PCL) diblock copolymers in deuterated water (D2O)/tetrahydrofuran (THFd8) mixtures were investigated with a combination of small-angle neutron