Srivastava, Sudha and Phadke, Ratna S and Govil, Girjesh and Rao, CNR (1983) Fluidity, Permeability And Antioxidant Behavior Of Model Membranes Incorporated With Alpha-Tocopherol And Vitamin-E Acetate. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 5 (3). pp. 183-187.
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Magnetic resonance studies reveal a marked difference between the binding of α-tocopherol and that of the corresponding acetate (vitamin E acetate) with dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) vesicles. This is reflected in differences in the phase-transition curves of the DPPC vesicles incorporated with the two compounds, as well as in the 13C relaxation times and line widths. A model for the incorporation of these molecules in lipid bilayers has been suggested. α-Tocopherol binds strongly with the lipids, possibly through a hydrogen bond formation between the hydroxyl group of the former and one of the oxygen atoms of the latter. The possibility of such a hydrogen bond formation is excluded in vitamin E acetate, which binds loosely through the normal hydrophobic interaction. The model for lipid-vitamin interaction explains the in vitro decomposition of H2O2 by α-tocopherol. α-Tocopherol in conjuction with H2O2 can also act as a free-radical scavenger in the lipid phase. The incorporation of α-tocopherol and vitamin E acetate in DPPC vesicles enhances the permeability of lipid bilayers for small molecules such as sodium ascorbate.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2009 14:24|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:32|
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