The impact of zearalenone and selenate ions on the monolayers of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC), 1,2-dipalmitoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DPTAP), and the lipid mixtures (phospholipids and galactolipids) extracted from wheat plasmalemma has been studied using Langmuir trough technique and Brewster angle microscopy (BAM). The zearalenone is a mycotoxin that exerts toxic effects on the cells of plants and animals. Monolayers’ properties were characterized by surface pressure (π)—molecular area (A) isotherms. It was found that zearalenone interacts with lipid monolayers causing their expansion. The selenate ions, added to the subphase together with zearalenone, reduce the effect of this mycotoxin on the surface properties of lipid films.
The Journal of Membrane Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 27, 2017
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