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Phase Transitions in Phospholipid Monolayers: Theory Versus Experiments

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de Oliveir, F. O. [1, 2] ; Tamashiro, M. N. [2]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Rua Matao 1371, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, Rua Sergio Buarque de Holanda 777, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Langmuir; v. 35, n. 10, p. 3848-3858, MAR 12 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0

The Doniach lattice gas (DLG) represents a ternary-mixture statistical model, whose components, water molecules (w), ordered-chain lipids (o), and disordered-chain lipids (d)-the latter carrying a high degenerescence omega >> 1-are located at each site of a two-dimensional lattice. The DLG model was introduced to describe phospholipid Langmuir films at the air-water interface and can be mapped into a spin-1 model, with the single-site states s(i) = 0, +1, and -1 representing the three types of molecules in the system (w, o, and d), respectively. The model allows lipid-density fluctuations and has been analyzed at the mean-field approximation (Guidi, H. S.; Henriques, V. B. Phys. Rev. E 2014, 90, 052705) as well as at the pair approximation (de Oliveira, F. O.; Tamashiro, M. N. Phys. Rev. E 2019, 99, 012147). In this work, we focus on performing an explicit comparison of the theoretical predictions obtained for the DLG model at the pair approximation with isothermal monolayer compression experiments (Nielsen, L. K.; Bjernholm, T.; Mouritsen, 0. G. Langmuir 2007, 23, 11684) for the two most commonly studied saturated zwitterionic phospholipids, DMPC (1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) and DPPC (1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine). The model parameters obtained by fitting to the experimental data yield phase diagrams that are qualitatively consistent with the observed phase transitions on DMPC and DPPC monolayers, with the absence of a low-density gas phase. Quantitative agreement, however, was less significant partially because of the challenging reproducibility of Langmuir monolayer compression experiments, claimed in the literature to be influenced by kinetic effects. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/50983-3 - INCT 2014: fluidos complexos
Beneficiário:Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático