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Growth rate of myelin figures of egg-yolk phosphatidylcholine.

Authors
  • Mishima, K
  • Yoshiyama, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 02, 1987
Volume
904
Issue
1
Pages
149–153
Identifiers
PMID: 3663664
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The growth length of myelin figures was measured in detail using a video tape recording system of optical microscopy. In the beginning stage of growth, the growth process was not adapted to the diffusion-limited process of lipid molecules, which has been recently proposed. Another interpretation for the growth mechanism was proposed, where the growth results from swelling. The initial growth rate measured was in good agreement with the estimated value in consideration with the water flux in the first approximation of the lipid concentration gradient.

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