Head to tail length of dipalmitoyl-PtdCho (the prototypical phospholipid)

Value 19 Å
Organism Unspecified
Reference van Meer G, Voelker DR, Feigenson GW. Membrane lipids: where they are and how they behave. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Feb9(2):112-24. doi: 10.1038/nrm2330. p.113 caption of fig.1 left columnPubMed ID18216768
Primary Source Kucerka N, Tristram-Nagle S, Nagle JF. Closer look at structure of fully hydrated fluid phase DPPC bilayers. Biophys J. 2006 Jun 1 90(11):L83-5.PubMed ID16617085
Method X-ray data
Comments "The prototypical phospholipid, dipalmitoyl-PtdCho [Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine], exhibits nearly cylindrical molecular geometry with a cross-sectional surface area of 64 Å^2 and a head-to-tail length of 19 Å (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 107241