Planar supported bilayer polymers formed from bis-diene lipids by Langmuir-Blodgett deposition and UV irradiation

John C. Conboy, Sanchao Liu, David F. O'Brien, S. Scott Saavedra

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Abstract

Substrate-supported lipid bilayers have been prepared from bis-diene functionalized phosphorylcholine (PC) lipids and polymerized by UV irradiation. The overall bilayer structure is largely preserved upon removal from water, although significant loss of material occurs from the upper leaflet of the bilayer, likely due to desorption at the air/water interface. The morphology and surface structure of the bilayer, as observed by AFM, indicate a substantially different arrangement of the lipids in the hydrated and dehydrated states, presumably due to the loss of water from the near surface region. These changes have been correlated with infrared spectral shifts sensitive to the conformation of the hydrocarbon chains. Protein adsorption studies show that rehydrated, polymerized bilayers retain a degree of resistance to BSA adsorption intermediate between model hydrophobic and fluid PC lipid bilayer surfaces. The degree of protein adsorption is correlated with desorption of material from the upper leaflet of the bilayer upon drying, which produces voids at which hydrophobically driven protein adsorption occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-849
Number of pages9
JournalBiomacromolecules
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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