19F-NMR studies of retinol transfer between cellular retinol binding proteins and phospholipid vesicles

Ding Rong, Chan Lan S. Lin, D. Andre D'Avignon, Allen J. Lovey, Michael Rosenberger, Ellen Li

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The cellular retinol binding proteins, CRBP and CRBP II, are implicated in the cellular uptake of retinol and intracellular trafficking of retinol between sites of metabolic processing. 19F-NMR studies of retinol transfer between CRBP and CRBP II and phospholipid vesicles, using either fluorine-labeled ligand or protein, demonstrated that there was significantly more transfer of retinol from CRBP II to lipid vesicles than from CRBP. Differences in how readily protein-bound retinol is released to lipid bilayers may lead to differences in how these two proteins modulate intracellular retinol metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 27 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Cellular retinol binding protein
  • Cellular retinol binding protein II
  • F-NMR
  • Liposome
  • Retinol

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