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This study provides insights into dynamic nanostructural changes in phospholipid systems during hydrolysis with phospholipase C, the fate of the hydrolysis products, and the kinetics of lipolysis. The effect of lipid restructuring of the vesicle was investigated using small-angle X-ray scattering and cryogenic scanning electron microscopy. The rate and extent of phospholipid hydrolysis were quantified using nuclear magnetic resonance. Hydrolysis of two phospholipids, phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylcholine (PC), results in the cleavage of the molecular headgroup, causing two strikingly different changes in lipid self-assembly. The diacylglycerol product of PC escapes the lipid bilayer, whereas the diacylglycerol product adopts a different configuration within the lipid bilayer of the PE vesicles. These results are then discussed concerning the change of the lipid configuration upon the lipid membrane and its potential implications in vivo, which is of significant importance for the detailed understanding of the fate of lipidic particles and the rational design of enzyme-responsive lipid-based drug delivery systems.
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Davis, T., Boyd, B., Bunnett, N., Porter, C., Caruso, F., Kent, S., Thordarson, P., Kearnes, M., Gooding, J., Kavallaris, M., Thurecht, K., Whittaker, A., Parton, R., Corrie, S. R., Johnston, A., McGhee, J., Greguric, I. D., Stevens, M. M., Lewis, J., Lee, D. S., Alexander, C., Dawson, K., Hawker, C., Haddleton, D., Thierry, B., Prestidge, C. A., Meyer, A., Jones-Jayasinghe, N., Voelcker, N. H., Nann, T. & McLean, K.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , University of South Australia, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, University of Wisconsin Madison, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of California System, University College Dublin, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, SungKyunKwan University, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) , University of Nottingham
30/06/14 → 29/06/21