Three coumarins, scopoletin (1), esculetin (2), and esculin (3), were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and LangmuirBlodgett techniques to gain information about the interaction of these compounds with cellular membranes. Phospholipids assembled as multilamellar vesicles or monolayers (at the airwater interface) were used as biomembrane models. Differential scanning calorimetry was employed to study the interaction of these coumarins with multilamellar vesicles and to evaluate their absorption by multilamellar vesicles. These experiments indicated that 13 interact in this manner to different extents. The LangmuirBlodgett technique was used to study the effect of these coumarins on the organization of phospholipids assembled as a monolayer. The data obtained were in agreement with those obtained in the calorimetric experiments.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of the Interaction of Coumarins with Biomembrane Models Studied by Differential Scanning Calorimetry and LangmuirBlodgett Techniques|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|