Accession Number : ADD012431

Title :   Lipid Tubules.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shoen,Paul E ; Yager,Paul ; Schnur,Joel M

Report Date : 16 Apr 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This patent application relates to synthetic lipid structures and more particularly to lipid tubules formed from phospholipid liposomes. A method is described for producing lipid tubules, comprising the steps of: forming liposomes; raising the temperature of said liposomes to above the chain melting transition temperature; cooling said liposomes to a temperature below said transition temperature thereby causing lipid tubules to form spontaneously.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LIPIDS, *CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, *TUBES, *BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHAINS, COOLING, CYTOPLASM, MELTING POINT, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, STRUCTURES, SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, ENCAPSULATION, MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), CAPSULES(PHARMACY), POLYMERIZATION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE