Self-assembly of supramolecular lipid nanoparticles in the formation of plant biopolyester cutin

Mol Biosyst. 2010 Jun;6(6):948-50. doi: 10.1039/b927186d. Epub 2010 Mar 1.

Abstract

The implication of a self-assembly process in the early stages of cutin biosynthesis has been shown by means of antibodies raised against polyhydroxy fatty acidnanoparticles (cutinsomes).

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies / immunology
  • Biopolymers / chemistry
  • Cell Wall / chemistry
  • Cell Wall / immunology
  • Cell Wall / ultrastructure
  • Fruit / chemistry
  • Fruit / immunology
  • Fruit / ultrastructure
  • Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
  • Lipids / chemistry*
  • Liposomes / chemistry
  • Liposomes / ultrastructure
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / chemistry
  • Membrane Lipids / chemistry*
  • Membrane Lipids / immunology
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred BALB C
  • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
  • Models, Molecular
  • Nanoparticles / chemistry*
  • Nanoparticles / ultrastructure
  • Palmitic Acid / chemistry
  • Plants / chemistry*
  • Polyesters / chemistry

Substances

  • Antibodies
  • Biopolymers
  • Lipids
  • Liposomes
  • Membrane Lipids
  • Polyesters
  • Palmitic Acid
  • cutin