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Vesicle Structures from Bolaamphiphilic Biosurfactants: Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies on the Effect of Unsaturation on Sophorolipid Self-Assemblies.
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PMID:  24757023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The formation of giant-vesicle-like structures by self-assembling linolenic acid sophorolipid (LNSL) molecules is revealed. Sophorolipids belong to the class of bolaamphiphilic glycolipid biosurfactants. Interestingly, the number of double bonds present in the hydrophobic core of sophorolipids is seen to have a great influence on the type of self-assembled structures formed. Dye encapsulation results establish the presence of an aqueous compartment inside the LNSL vesicles. Molecular dynamics simulation (MD) studies suggest the existence of two possible conformations of LNSLs inside the self-assembled structures and that LNSL molecules arrange in layered structures.
Prabhu Dhasaiyan; Prithvi Raj Pandey; Nikunjkumar Visaveliya; Sudip Roy; B L V Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-3765     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemistry     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9513783     Medline TA:  Chemistry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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