Microscopic studies of fatty acid vesicles

M. Hicks*, J. M. Gebicki

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    Abstract

    Microscopic vesicles enclosed by membranes formed entirely of oleic or linoleic acids (ufasomes) were studied by the freeze-etching and birefringence techniques. The results suggest the presence of one or more membranes around the particles, in which the fatty acid chains lie perpendicular to the surface. Comparison with results obtained with phospholipid liposomes shows that both types of particles are basically similar, although ufasomes have a less regular structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-252
    Number of pages10
    JournalChemistry and Physics of Lipids
    Volume20
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1977

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