Electron spin resonance (ESR) studies were carried out for 14N-labeled deuterated 3-methoxy-carbonyl-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-pyrrolidine-1-oxyl (MC-PROXYL) and 3-carboxy-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-1-pyrrolidin-1-oxyl (carboxy-PROXYL) in pure water and various concentrations of liposomal solutions by using 300 MHz ESR spectrometer. The ESR parameters such as the line width, hyperfine coupling constant, rotational correlation time, g-factor, partition parameter and permeability were reported for the samples. The line width broadening was observed for MC-PROXYL and carboxy-PROXYL in liposomal solution. The hyperfine coupling constant was observed for both nitroxyl spin probes. The permeable and impermeable nature of nitroxyl spin probes was demonstrated. The rotational correlation time increases with increasing concentration of liposome. The partition parameter increases with increasing concentration of liposome for MC-PROXYL, which indicates that the nitroxyl spin probes diffuse into lipid membrane. The permeability value decreases with increasing concentration of liposome, which reveals an increase in membrane permeability. The peaks corresponding to the lipid phase were observed for MC-PROXYL in liposomal solution, but not resolved for carboxy-PROXYL. These results confirm the permeable and impermeable nature of nitroxyl spin probes.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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