Structural studies of lipid systems
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Costal Research, Germany
Lipids contribute up to 40% of the components of cell membranes and it became evident in recent years that they exhibit very specific functions and interactions with membrane proteins or membrane active substances such as peptide antibiotics. Therefore a significant interest grew in the understanding of the structure of lipid systems and their functionality within the cells. In this presentation an overview of possible structures an ensemble of lipids can build is given and examples will show how structure and function of lipids systems are related.
Date/time: Monday, 22 October 2012, 14:30