Data from P. Gunning - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 07 April 2017
AFM image showing the effect of bile salts on the structural organisation of an interfacial phospholipid monolayer; a process which enables gastro-intestinal enzymes to digest dietary fats and lipids. Bile salts invade the interfacial film and disrupt the close-packed aliphatic tails of the phospholipid molecules re-shaping the bright domains. In this example it occurred in a very visually appealing manner!
AFM image of DNA plasmids linked together by an integrating protein that shows the secret of how cellular DNA transports the information with a nano-scale mobility scooter!
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