News tagged with phospholipids

Pathway for membrane building blocks

Biomembranes consist of a mosaic of individual, densely packed lipid molecules. These molecules are formed inside the cells. But how do these building blocks move to the correct part of the membrane? Researchers ...

Jan 30, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Ozone damage of molecules in the lungs

Lungs are lined with a mixture of molecules to ensure that they function well. For example, some of these help with the removal of inhaled particles. Retention of a moist film at the surface is also crucial. Recent work ...

Oct 05, 2010 not rated yet 0

Peptides may hold 'missing link' to life

Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational ...

May 06, 2010 4.9 / 5 (15) 1 | with audio podcast