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Molecular dynamics study of C-C bond ordering in diacylglycerolipid monolayers
Author(s): Alexander L. Rabinovich; Pauli O. Ripatti; Nikolay K. Balabaev
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Paper Abstract

Molecular dynamics investigation of diacyldlycerolipid (DG) monolayers was carried out. Each lipid molecule contained stearic fatty acid chain (C18:0) in position 3-D and one of the fatty acid chains C18:0, C18:1(omega 9), C18:2(omega 6), C18:3(omega 3), C20:4(omega 6) or C22:6(omega 3) in position 2-D [for the nomenclature see M. Sundaralingam, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 195, 324 - 355 (1972)]. A polar head group of the lipid molecules was treated as an effective sphere. 1.5 nanosecond simulations were performed at temperature 303 K for monolayers 18:0/18:1(omega) 9cis DG, 18:0/18:2(omega) 6cis DG, 18:0/18:3(omega) 3cis DG, 18:0/20:4(omega) 6cis DG, 18:0/22:6(omega) 3cis DG and at T equals 326 K for 18:0/18:0 DG monolayer. The monolayers consisted of 48 glycerolipids of the same type arranged in a rectangular simulation cell. The average areas per lipid molecule over the simulations were 65.6 Angstrom2 in 18:0/18:0 DG monolayer, 66.2 Angstrom2 in 18:0/18:1(omega) 9cis DG, 66.1 angstrom2 in 18:0/18:2(omega) 6cis DG, 67.4 angstrom2 in 18:0/18:3(omega) 3cis DG, 70.6 angstrom2 in 18:0/20:4(omega) 6cis DG and 71.4 Angstrom2 in 18:0/22:6(omega) 3cis DG monolayer. The C-C bond orientation distributions and C-C bond order parameter profiles about the monolayer normals were calculated. The C-C bond orientation distribution function widths turned out to be depended on both bond location in the chain and chemical structure of the segment.

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Date Published: 1 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4348, Fourth International Workshop on Nondestructive Testing and Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering, (1 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417650
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Alexander L. Rabinovich, Institute of Biology (Russia)
Pauli O. Ripatti, Institute of Biology (Russia)
Nikolay K. Balabaev, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4348:
Fourth International Workshop on Nondestructive Testing and Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering

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