Neutron diffraction reveals the orientation of the headgroup of inositol lipids in model membranes

J. P. Bradshaw, R. J. Bushby, C. C.D. Giles, M. R. Saunders, D. G. Reid

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Neutron diffraction studies show that the inositol ring in the headgroup of phosphatidylinositol extends perpendicular to the membrane surface but that phosphorylation of the 4-position causes the ring to tilt over.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalNature Structural Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 1996

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  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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