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Title: BODIPY phosphatidylinositol probes incorporation into giant unilamellar vesicles membrane
Contributor(s): Salvemini, Iyrri (author); Reid, Jacqueline  (author)orcid ; Moens, Pierre  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10036
Abstract: The use of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) composed of fluorescently labelled lipid analogues has become an increasing popular model to study both structural and complex biophysical properties of bilayers. However, there is a common assumption that the number of probes incorporated into the membrane of the GUVs is proportional to the mole fraction (%) of these lipid molecules in the original solvent solution. To test this assumption, a commercial confocal laser scanning microscope (Nikon C1) was used to obtain single point fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) data. We measured the diffusion coefficient and number of molecules incorporated into the membrane of the GUVs for several BODIPY labelled lipid i.e. BODIPY TMR-phosphatidylinositol (4,5) bisphosphate, BODIPY TR- phosphatidylinositol (4,5) bisphosphate and BODIPY (530/550) hexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine. We investigated the effect of various mole fraction of these lipids and compared the results with (1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate [DiIC18]. We show that the number of DiIC18 molecules incorporated into the membrane of the GUVs (formed by the electroformation method) is in agreement with the expected number of molecules calculated from the mole fraction of the organic stock solution. However, we find that the actual proportion of β-BODIPY-HPC, TR-PI(4,5)P2, and TMR-PI(4,5)P2 incorporated into the bilayer is significantly less than the proportion of these lipids in the organic solvent stock solution.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 8th International Weber Symposium on Innovative Fluorescence Methodologies in Biochemistry and Medicine, Kauai, Hawaii, 12th - 17th June, 2011
Conference Details: 8th International Weber Symposium on Innovative Fluorescence Methodologies in Biochemistry and Medicine, Kauai, Hawaii, 12th - 17th June, 2011
Grant Details: NHMRC/568301
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 8th International Weber Symposium on Innovative Fluorescence Methodologies in Biochemistry and Medicine
Publisher: Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 029901 Biological Physics
060110 Receptors and Membrane Biology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.lfd.uci.edu/weber/symposium/2011/#abstracts
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