Exploring the Influence of Mucin on Lipid Bilayers: Insights into Phase-Dependent Interactions

Jin-WonPark *

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Energy and Biotechnol, Seoul National University of Science and Technol, South Korea.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Changes in the behavior of the prepared lipid bilayer according to each phase of the layer, induced by mucin incorporation, were investigated. 8-Aminonaphtalene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid disodium salt (ANTS) was encapsulated only in the water-soluble interior of the vesicle. p-xylene-bis(N-pyridinium bromide) (DPX) settled only outside of the vesicles to quench the ANTS. The calibration was established for the fluorescence with the encapsulated ANTS separated from the DPX (100%) and the ANTS mixed with DPX (0%). The changes were found due to the layer phase over the ratio of mucin to lipid. The changes are determined by the stability of the vesicles.

Keywords: Mucin, lipid bilalyer, vesicle, fluorescence, layer phase

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Jin-WonPark. (2024). Exploring the Influence of Mucin on Lipid Bilayers: Insights into Phase-Dependent Interactions. BIONATURE, 44(1), 11–15. https://doi.org/10.56557/bn/2024/v44i11983


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