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Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in studies of lateral diffusion in model membranes.

Grant number: 11/08896-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Amando Siuiti Ito
Grantee:Larissa Rodrigues Montaldi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


With FCS (powerful technique for quantitative research on properties of membranes) will be investigated specific conditions of changes in lipid bilayers associated with variations in composition, concentration and temperature controlled and inclusion of various types of molecules,within the bilayer and in its interface with the aqueous medium. Correlating the project with interest in anti-leishmania activity of amphiphilic compounds will be studied structural changes in lipid bilayers containing phospholipids and sphingolipids, observed in the presence of hexadecilfosfocolina (miltefosine) and miltefosine labeled with fluorescent groups.