Surfactant aggregates as nanocontainers of variable size and properties: pressure tuning of enzymes

Natalia L. Klyachko 1Roland H. Winter 2

1. Department of Chemical Enzymology, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow 119899, Russian Federation
2. University of Dortmund, Physical Chemistry I, Otto-Hahn Straße 6, Dortmund D-44221, Germany

Abstract

Surfactant (lipid) aggregates formed in ternary systems of 'Surfactant (lipid) - water - oil' type can be considered as nanocontainers for encapsulation of compounds of different nature and carrying out various chemical and enzymatic reactions. In the presentation, an important determining role of matrix for both chemical and biochemical processes will be discussed in a light of pressure affect matrix parameters and enzymes.

Acknowledgement. Part of the work done in the frames of COST D30 Program. NLK is greatful to the organisers from Poland for the financial support.

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Presentation: Oral at COST action D30 Mid term evaluation meeting, by Natalia L. Klyachko
See On-line Journal of COST action D30 Mid term evaluation meeting

Submitted: 2006-02-02 20:11
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44
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