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Monolayer

monolayer

(Science: chemistry) A single layer of any molecule, but most commonly applied to polar lipids. Can be formed at an air/water interface in experimental systems. The term should not be used to describe one layer of a lipid bilayer, for which the term leaflet is generally used.

See: monolayering of cells.


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Synthesis of thermostable Archaeal membrane

I just wondered about ether glycerol-lipid bond,phytanyl in monolayer in Archaea..instead of bilayer and esther bond in Bacteria and Eukarya.Can someone recommend me some site with biochemical pathway?

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by zami'87.
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:41 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Synthesis of thermostable Archaeal membrane
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amphipathic molecule

because in a bilayer you have all the hydrophilic heads at the exterior and the hydrophobic tails together on the inside. In a monolayer, you have the hydrophilic heads on one side and the hydrophobic tails on the other, so one of the sides has to be hydrophobic.

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by MrMistery
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: amphipathic molecule
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amphipathic molecule

... are that they have both hydrophobic regions and hydrophilic regions. But why is it that in a aqueous solution the bilayer it is hydrophilic and monolayer is hrdrophobic?

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by cellbiostudent
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: amphipathic molecule
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YPEN-1 trypsinisation

... cells are still like clumps. The only modification that worked a little more has been the addition of EDTA at the trypsin solution; I leaved the monolayer with trypsin until the cells was almost detached; at this time I removed the trypsin solution and, after adding the complete medium, I’ve ...

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by maggi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: YPEN-1 trypsinisation
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YPEN-1 trypsinisation

... the cells detach as clumps and it is impossible to obtain a single cell suspension. So it is impossible to count the cells and to obtain a good monolayer after each passage...Sombody can help me? thank you

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by maggi
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:18 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: YPEN-1 trypsinisation
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