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Tear film lipid layer: A molecular level view

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    0468631 - UFCH-W 2017 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Cwiklik, Lukasz
    Tear film lipid layer: A molecular level view.
    Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes. Roč. 1858, č. 10 (2016), s. 2421-2430. ISSN 0005-2736
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA15-14292S
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61388955
    Klíčová slova: tear film * tear film lipid layer * molecular dynamics simulations
    Kód oboru RIV: CF - Fyzikální chemie a teoretická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 3.498, rok: 2016

    Human cornea is covered by an aqueous tear film, and the outermost layer of the tear film is coated by lipids. This so-called tear film lipid layer (TFLL) reduces surface tension of the tear film and helps with the film re-spreading after blinks. Alterations of tear lipids composition and properties are related to dry eye syndrome. Therefore, unveiling structural and functional properties of TFLL is necessary for understanding tear film function under both normal and pathological conditions. Key properties of TFLL, such as resistance against high lateral pressures and ability to spread at the tear film surface, are directly related to the chemical identity of TFLL lipids. Hence, a molecular-level description is required to get better insight into TFLL properties. Molecular dynamics simulations are particularly well suited for this task and they were recently used for investigating TFLL The present review discusses molecular level organization and properties of TFLL as seen by these simulation studies. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Rog. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0266436