Langmuir 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires, ICBMS, UMR 5246, GEMBAS Team, Lederer building, 1 rue Victor Grignard, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France.
Tethered bilayer lipid membranes (tBLMs) are artificial membranes largely used for the study of biological membranes and membrane-associated proteins. To date, the formation of these membranes was essentially monitored by surface averaging techniques like surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D), which cannot provide both local and real-time information in a single approach. Here, we report an original application of backside absorbing layer microscopy (BALM), a novel white-light wide-field optical microscopy, to study tBLMs. Read More