Journal article

BIOLOGICAL-MEMBRANES ARE RICH IN LOW-FREQUENCY MOTION

BA CORNELL, RG HILLER, J RAISON, F SEPAROVIC, R SMITH, JC VARY, C MORRIS

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1983

Abstract

Using 13C cross-polarization NMR techniques, we have found that the effect of protein on the dynamics of the hydrocarbon interior of a series of biological membranes is to depress the intensity of motion on the nanosecond timescale (i.e., T1 becomes longer) and to enhance the intensity of motion on the timescale of tens of microseconds (i.e., T1p becomes shorter.)

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