1.D.50 The Amphiphilic bis-Catechol Anion Transporter (AC-AT) Family 

Amphiphilic bis-catechols function as transmembrane anion transporters with activity dependent on the catechol's substitutions and amphiphilicity (Berezin and Davis 2009). A liposomal assay that allows one to readily measure anion transport selectivity revealed that anion transport selectivity for this amphiphilic bis-catechol follows a Hofmeister sequence wherein anions that are easier to dehydrate are made more permeable to the membrane by the catechol.



Berezin, S.K. and J.T. Davis. (2009). Catechols as membrane anion transporters. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131: 2458-2459.