Long-term investigations of ternary complexes: DNA–zwitterionic liposomes–divalent metal cations have revealed many details of their structure; but some questions need additional study. The conditions under which fusion or aggregation of liposomes occurs during such complex formation remain obscure. The DNA structure in the ternary complex is still unclear. In this work, using a freeze-fracture method, author demonstrate the thin structure of a complex (early attempts to observe this structure employing other electron microscopic methods, in particular cryo-TEM, have not met with success). After treatment of ternary complexes with nuclease S1, which is able to digest single-stranded DNA, local DNA unwinding in such complexes was confirmed. Author describe how the curvature of liposomes as the main factor may determine the interaction between liposomes and DNA, especially aggregation or fusion of liposomes during ternary complex formation. Therefore, interaction between lipids of membrane vesicles in cell and chromatin DNA can be the first stage of a nuclear envelope and pore complex assembly.
The Journal of Membrane Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 7, 2009
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera