Microscopic studies of fatty acid vesicles

M. Hicks*, J. M. Gebicki

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1977

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