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Thermosensing via transmembrane protein-lipid interactions
(Elsevier Science, 2015-09)
Cell membranes are composed of a lipid bilayer containing proteins that cross and/or interact with lipids on either side of the two leaflets. The basic structure of cell membranes is this bilayer, composed of two opposing ...
The lipid habitats of neurotransmitter receptors in brain
(Elsevier Science, 2016-11)
Neurotransmitter receptors, the macromolecules specialized in decoding the chemical signals encrypted in the chemical signaling mechanism in the nervous system, occur either at the somatic cell surface of chemically excitable ...
How cholesterol interacts with membrane proteins: an exploration of cholesterol-binding sites including CRAC, CARC, and tilted domains
The plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells contains several types of lipids displaying high biochemical variability in both their apolar moiety (e.g., the acyl chain of glycerolipids) and their polar head (e.g., the sugar ...
IFABP portal region insertion during membrane interaction depends on phospholipid composition
Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (IFABP) is highly expressed in the intestinal epithelium and it belongs to the family of soluble lipid binding proteins. These proteins are thought to participate in most aspects of ...
INFLUENCE OF C-TERMINAL PROTEIN DOMAINS AND PROTEIN-LIPID INTERACTIONS ON TETRAMERIZATION AND STABILITY OF THE POTASSIUM CHANNEL KcSA
(AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2004)
Effects of processing on physical characteristics of diets with distinct levels of carbohydrates and lipids: the outcomes on the growth of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus)
(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2010-02-01)
The use efficiency and feed conversion of extruded and pelletized diets were compared. Eight isoproteic diets (220 g kg-1 digestible protein) were assayed for 90 days in a 2 x 2 x 2 multifactorial design with two carbohydrate ...
Evaluation of the Defay-Prigogine model for the membrane interphase in relation to biological response in membrane-protein interactions
Surface water activity appears as a common factor when the interaction of several aqueous soluble and surface active proteins with lipid membranes of different composition is measured by the changes in surface pressure of ...
Effect of dietary protein and lipid levels on gonadal development of female redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus
The effect of two crude dietary protein (26% and 32% P) and two lipid levels (4.7% and 12% L) on gonadal development of female redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus was determined. The gonadosomatic index (GSI), hepatosomatic ...
Conformational changes, from β-strand to α-helix, of the fatty acid-binding protein ReP1-NCXSQ in anionic lipid membranes: dependence with the vesicle curvature
We studied the conformational changes of the fatty acid-binding protein ReP1-NCXSQ in the interface of anionic lipid membranes. ReP1-NCXSQ is an acidic protein that regulates the activity of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger in squid ...
Identification of a membrane-bound prepore species clarifies the lytic mechanism of actinoporins
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2016-09)
Pore-forming toxins (PFTs) are cytolytic proteins belonging to the molecular warfare apparatus of living organisms. The assembly of the functional transmembrane pore requires several intermediate steps ranging from a ...