Atsushi Ikeda, Kazuya Kiguchi, Tomohiro Hida, Kazuma Yasuhara, Kazuyuki Nobusawa, Motofusa Akiyama, and Wataru Shinoda
Langmuir, 30, 12315-12320 (2014).
The incorporation of neutral fullerenes (C70) led to the bicelles formation at relatively low lipid concentration range from neutral lipid mixtures (DMPC/DHPC). Furthermore, the C70 addition resulted in the formation of large bicelles with a radius of ca. 100 nm in contrast to C70-free bicelles that were formed from anionic lipid mixtures (DMPC/DHPC/DMPG). The stabilization of these bicelles was attributed to C70 incorporation into the membranes.