Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room 251 A (Salt Palace Convention Center)

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties (01a)

#115 - Thermodynamics of Lipid Bilayers (01A19)
Lipid bilayers constitute the main structural component of biological membranes. In recent years, advances in experimental techniques and simulation methods have contributed to the widespread study of these complex self-assembled structures. The properties of these bilayers play a vital role in physiological functions, for example, the interaction between these membranes and sugars or proteins is considered to be crucial for understanding the mechanisms underlying phenomena such as cryoprotection and progression of diseases like the Alzheimer's disease. This session will focus on current efforts, both experimental and computational, for studying the thermodynamics of lipid bilayers and its role in governing the biochemical and biophysical functions of these membrane structures.
Chair:Rajesh Khare
CoChair:Amadeu K. Sum
12:30 PMPhase Behavior And Permeability Of Lipid Bilayer Membranes In The Presence Of C60 Fullerene
Geoffrey D. Bothun, Yanjing Chen
12:47 PMPhase Transition Studies Of Lipid Bilayers Under Hydrated And De-Hydrated Conditions In The Presence Of Sugar Molecules
Amadeu K. Sum, Sukit Leekumjorn
1:04 PMCoarse-Grain Supported Lipid Bilayers On Patterned Surfaces
Matthew I. Hoopes, Margie Longo, Roland Faller
1:21 PMCosmomic: Simulation Of Bio-Membranes And Micelles With Cosmo-Rs
Andreas Klamt, Michael Diedenhofen, Uwe Huniar
1:37 PMPhase Separated Lipid Bilayers Supported By Xerogel Substrates
Emel I. Goksu, Barbara Nellis, Subhash H. Risbud, Marjorie L. Longo
1:54 PMRole of Molecular Tilt in Thermal Fluctuations of Lipid Membranes
Eric R. May, Atul Narang, Dmitry I. Kopelevich
2:11 PMActivation Thermodynamics For Phospholipid Flip-Flop In Planar Supported Lipid Bilayers Measured By Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy
Timothy C. Anglin, Hao Li, John C. Conboy
2:27 PMExperimental and Computational Investigation of Trehalose Protection from Palmitate Induced Toxicity of HepG2 Cells
Yifei Wu, Sukit Leekumjorn, Amadeu K. Sum, Christina Chan
2:43 PMStructure of Superlattice and Random Domains in Ternary Bilayer Lipid Membranes
Mark W. Vaughn, Qing Zhu, Kelvin Cheng

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