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