Permeability coefficient of urea through egg PC-decane bilayers

Value 4E-06 cm/sec Range: Table - link cm/sec
Organism Generic
Reference Walter A, Gutknecht J. Permeability of small nonelectrolytes through lipid bilayer membranes. J Membr Biol. 1986 90(3):207-17. p.211 table 1PubMed ID3735402
Primary Source Finkelstein, A. 1976. Water and nonelectrolyte permeability of lipid bilayer membranes. J. Gen. Physiol. 68: 127-135PubMed ID956767
Method "Diffusion of small nonelectrolytes through planar lipid bilayer membranes (egg phosphatidylcholine-decane) was examined by correlating [least square regression analysis] the permeability coefficients of 22 solutes with their partition coefficients between water and four organic solvents."
Comments "If solute permeability through a lipid bilayer is governed by the same forces that determine its partitioning into nonaqueous solvents, then pm and Kp should correlate. Figure 2 shows the relationships between membrane permeability and partition coefficients into (a) hexadecane, (b) olive oil, (c) octanol, and (d) ether. The exact values of pm [membrane permeability] and Kp [partition coefficient] are given in Table 1."
Entered by Uri M
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