amphipathic


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amphipathic

(ˌæmfɪˈpæθɪk) or

amphipath

adj
(Biochemistry) chem biochem of or relating to a molecule that possesses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, such as are found in detergents, or phospholipids of biological membranes
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Surfactants are amphipathic compounds, containing both hydrophilic (polar) and hydrophobic (nonpolar) groups, capable to lower the surface or interfacial tension between two liquid phases such as oil/water, or air/liquid interfaces (1-3).
Bacteriocins are in general cationic, amphipathic molecules as they contain an excess of lysyl and arginyl residues.
In addition to transporting PG, these transporters are also involved in the transport of various molecules, including organic anions, amphipathic organic compounds, and drugs [17].
Besides, transgenic rice plants against Xanthomonasoryzae and lepidopteran were also generated through the expression of ferredoxin-like amphipathic (ap1) gene and insecticidal crystal (cry2A*) gene respectively (Tang et al.
Vitamin E has physiological and biochemical roles including the regulation of protein activation, immunity, gene expression, protection of selenoproteins, preventing free radical damage as an antioxidant scavenger and maintaining the amphipathic balance of cell membranes (Wang and Quinn, 1999).
The lipid-binding region encompasses residues 240 -270 in the carboxyl-terminus, which form an amphipathic [alpha]-helix.
Contract awarded for Amphipathic, Helical Peptide Compositions
Cell penetrating peptides (CPA) are short amphipathic and cationic peptides that have the ability to cross cell membranes.
To design A2, both a-helical structure and C-terminal amination were considered because of its optimal amphipathic characteristics that increase its net positive charge and stability.
ApoA-I mimetic peptide 4F, which contains only 18 amino acids and contains a Class A amphipathic helix with a polar and a nonpolar face that allows it to bind lipids similar to apoA-I.
AMD has an amphipathic nature and a weak solubility in water.