Recent developments of the structural study of phospholipid membrane by synchrotron X-ray scattering. I. Multilamellar vesicles.
Published on Jan 1, 1990
· DOI :10.5360/membrane.15.172
Synchrotron X-ray scattering experiments make it possible to investigate dynamic structural changes in biological materials. This extremely high intense X-ray source is applied to the study of hydrated phospholipid multilamellar vesicles which undergo phase transitions. Time-resolved X-ray scattering experiments after temperature jump make clear the kinetics of the phase transitions. Real time X-ray scattering experiments at low temperature scan rates are the powerful methods for observing transient structural changes during the phase transitions.