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Effects of ursolic acid on the structural and morphological behaviours of dipalmitoyl lecithin vesicles.

Lőrincz, András and Mihály, Judith and Németh, Csaba and Wacha, András and Bóta, Attila (2015) Effects of ursolic acid on the structural and morphological behaviours of dipalmitoyl lecithin vesicles. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848 (5). pp. 1092-8. ISSN 0006-3002

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Abstract

Effects of ursolic acid on the structural and morphological characteristics of dipalmitoyl lecithin(DPPC)-water system was studied by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS), freeze-fracture method combined with transmission electron-microscopy (FF-TEM) and infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The surface of the uncorrelated lipid system is rippled or grained and a huge number of small, presumably unilamellar vesicles are present if the UA/DPPC molar ratio is 0.1mol/mol or higher. Besides the destroyed layer packing of regular multilamellar vesicles, non-bilayer (e.g. cubic or hexagonal) local structures are evidenced by SAXS and FF-TEM methods. The ability of UA to induce non-bilayer structures in hydrated DPPC system originates from the actual geometry form of associated lipid and UA molecules as concluded from the FT-IR measurements and theoretical calculations. Beside numerous beneficial e.g. chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effect of ursolic acid against cancer, their impact to modify the lipid bilayers can be utilized in liposomal formulations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC03 Heat. Thermodinamics / hőtan, termodinamika
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: András Lőrincz
Date Deposited: 16 May 2015 06:19
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 15:01
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/24110

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