PHOTORESPONSIVE ARTIFICIAL MEMBRANE. REGULATION OF MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY OF LIPOSOMAL MEMBRANE BY PHOTOREVERSIBLE CIS‐TRANS ISOMERIZATION OF AZOBENZENES

Kaji Kano, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Teiichiro Ogawa, Masatsugu Shimomura, Toyoki Kunitake

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Abstract

Abstract— Photoresponsive artificial membranes have been prepared by embedding amphiphatic alkyl‐ammonium salts containing azobenzene chromophore in dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine liposomes. The configurational change due to trans→cis photoisomerization of the azobenzene chromophore provided the perturbation of the membrane structure to result in the increase of the water and bromo‐thymol blue permeability of the liposomal membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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