Atomic Force Microscopy in Cell Biology

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Academic Press, May 30, 2002 - Science - 415 pages
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This is the first book to cover the history, structure, and application of atomic force microscopy in cell biology. Presented in the clear, well-illustrated style of the Methods in Cell Biology series, it introduces the AFM to its readers and enables them to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own research. A practical laboratory guide for use of the atomic force and photonic force microscopes, it provides updated technology and methods in force spectroscopy. It is also a comprehensive and easy-to-follow practical laboratory guide for the use of the AFM and PFM in biological research.

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Chapter 1 Local Probe Techniques
Chapter 2 The Atomic Force Microscope in the Study of Membrane Fusion and Exocytosis
Chapter 3 Atomic Force Microscope Imaging of Cells and Membranes
Chapter 4 Measuring the Elastic Properties of Living Cells by the Atomic Force Microscope
Chapter 5 Cell Adhesion Measured by Force Spectroscopy on Living Cells
Chapter 6 Molecular Recognition Studies Using the Atomic Force Microscope
Chapter 7 The Biophysics of Sensory Cells of the Inner Ear Examined by Atomic Force Microscopy and Patch Clamp
Chapter 8 Biotechnological Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy
Chapter 11 Supported Lipid Bilayers as Effective Substrates for Atomic Force Microscopy
Chapter 12 CryoAtomic Force Microscopy
Chapter 13 Conformations Flexibility and Interactions Observed on Individual Membrane Proteins by Atomic Force Microscopy
Chapter 14 SingleMolecule Force Measurements
Chapter 15 Forced Unfolding of Single Proteins
Chapter 16 Developments in Dynamic Force Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Chapter 17 Scanning Force Microscopy Studies on the Structure and Dynamics of Single DNA Molecules

Chapter 9 Cellular Membranes Studied by Photonic Force Microscopy
Chapter 10 Methods for Biological Probe Microscopy in Aqueous Fluids
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BHANU P. JENA, PHD, DSc, is the George E. Palade University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. In addition, Dr. Jena is Director of the University's NanoBioScience Institute.

J. K. HEINRICH HORBER, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Physics at University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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