Bimolecular (Black) Lipid Membranes: Study of Lipid-Protein Interactions

Science  29 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3935, pp. 1108-1109
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3935.1108


An experimental method has been devised for the study of the inter-action of bimolecular (black) lipid membrane and protein in which 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid is used as a fluorescent probe. The presence of phospho-lipid in the membrane is necessary for the enhanced fluorescence.