Phospholipid suspensions prepared of phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylserine and their mixtures are able to influence the intrinsic protein fluorescence of spectrin. In the case of phosphatidylethanolamine suspension up to 75% of protein fluorescence can be quenched. The interaction of phospholipid aggregates with spectrin is modulated by pH and ionic strength. Phospholipids, particularly phosphatidylethanolamine display a 'stabilizing' effect against the changes of protein fluorescence induced by increasing ionic strength and by thermal denaturation.
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