Naturally Occurring Polysaccharide Derivatives Which Behave as an Artificial Cell Wall on an Artificial Cell Liposome

Junzo Sunamoto, Toshinori Sato, Takayuki Taguchi, Hiroshi Hamazaki

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In order to make a liposome more mechanically stable, the liposomal surface was coated with a naturally occurring polysaccharide which bears a hydrophobic anchor such as a cholesterol or palmitoyl residue. The effect of a hydrophobic anchor on the coating efficiency of the liposomal membrane was studied from the viewpoints of the permeability of a polysaccharide-coated liposome and the membrane fluidity. Through these investigations, it was found that coating of the liposomal surface with cholesterol derivatives of the polysaccharides was much better at decreasing the membrane permeability of a water-soluble fluorescent probe (6-carboxyfluorescein) than coating with O-palmitoylpolysaccharide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5665-5670
Number of pages6
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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