Biological Membranes
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Biological Membranes by Dennis Chapman

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Published by Academic Press .
Written in English


  • Cellular biology,
  • Life Sciences - Cytology,
  • Membrane Biology,
  • Science,
  • Cell membranes,
  • Membranes (Biology)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages494
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9578228M
ISBN 100121685462
ISBN 109780121685461

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Membranes are intimately involved in almost all biological processes including: establishing and maintaining trans-membrane gradients; compartmentalizing biochemical reactions into distinct functional domains; controlling transport into and out of cells; inter- and intra-cellular communication; cell–cell recognition; and energy transduction events. This book mainly focuses on key aspects of biomembranes that have emerged over the past 15 years. It covers static and dynamic descriptions, as well as modeling for membrane organization and shape at the local and global scale. It also discusses new developments in non-equilibrium aspects. Introduction to Biological Membranes: Composition, Structure and Function, Second Edition is a greatly expanded revision of the first edition that integrates many aspects of complex biological membrane functions with their composition and structure. A single membrane is composed of hundreds of proteins and thousands of lipids, all in constant flux.5/5. The Structure of Biological Membranes, Third Edition provides readers with an understanding of membrane structure and function that is rooted in the history of the field and brought to the forefront of current knowledge. The first part of the book focuses on the fundamentals of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins.

Membrane Physiology (Second Edition) is a soft-cover book containing portions of Physiology of Membrane Disorders (Second Edition). The parent volume contains six major sections. This text encompasses the first three sections: The Nature of Biological Membranes, Methods for Studying Membranes, and General Problems in Membrane Biology. This book surveys the most recent findings in research on the molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics of the membranes of human red blood cells. Reviews "This book fulfills the need to review these results, is a comprehensive and up-to-date source of knowledge in the field and is therefore warmly recommended to all scientists engaged in. Unlike animal cells, plant cells are surrounded by a cell wall and lack the extracellular matrix found in animal tissues. As a plant cell matures, new layers of wall are laid down just outside the plasma membrane, which is intimately involved in the assembly of cell walls (Figure ).Cited by: 7. An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts covers many aspects of membrane structure/function that bridges membrane biophysics and cell biology. Offering cohesive, foundational information, this publication is valuable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and membranologists who seek a broad overview of membrane science.5/5.

Biological Membranes • Structure •Function • Composition • Physicochemical properties • Self-assembly • Molecular models A highly selective permeability barrier Lipid Membranes Internal membranes for organelles • Receptors, detecting the signals from outside: Light Odorant Taste Chemicals Hormones Neurotransmitters Drugs • Channels, gates and pumps. Structure and Function of Biological Membranes explains the membrane phenomena at the molecular level through the use of biochemical and biophysical approaches. The book is an in-depth study of the structure and function of membranes. It is divided into three main parts. Biological Membranes. All cells in nature are surrounded by Biological Membranes, which all have the same basic organelles found in Eukaryotic Cells also have membranes.. Membranes separate their contents from the environment. Cell membranes separate the cell contents from its environment, and organelle membranes separate the organelle contents from their environment. The book is an in-depth study of the structure and function of membranes. It is divided into three main parts. The first part provides an overview of the study of the biological membrane at the molecular level. Part II focuses on the detailed description of the overall molecular organization of $