Interactions of photosynthetic pigments in monolayers at a water-air interface

J. Aghion, R. M. Leblanc

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Abstract

The compression of mixtures of photosynthetic pigments and phosphatidylcholine in monolayers at a water-air interface shows that (i) the phosphatidylcholine disperses the isolated pigment molecules; (ii) chlorophylls a and b, chlorophyll a and β-carotene, and chlorophyll b and β-carotene form associations which cannot be undone by the phospholipids; and (iii) when the two chlorophylls and β-carotene are mixed all together with or without phosphatidylcholine, the three types of associations are ideally mixed and they can be dispersed by phosphatidylcholine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-198
Number of pages10
JournalThe Journal of Membrane Biology
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology

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