Membrane Biophysics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 28, 2012 - Science - 182 pages
Physics, mathematics and chemistry all play a vital role in understanding the true nature and functioning of biological membranes, key elements of living processes. Besides simple spectroscopic observations and electrical measurements of membranes we address in this book the phenomena of coexistence and independent existence of different membrane components using various theoretical approaches. This treatment will be helpful for readers who want to understand biological processes by applying both simple observations and fundamental scientific analysis. It provides a deep understanding of the causes and effects of processes inside membranes, and will thus eventually open new doors for high-level pharmaceutical approaches towards fighting membrane- and cell-related diseases.
 

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A great book with novel ideas on mechanisms underlying membrane action of membrane active agents. Recommend to have by any Cell membrane researcher, professor.

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Structure of Membranes
9
3 Lipids in Membranes
31
4 The Membrane as a Transporter Ion Channels and Membrane Pumps
50
5 Lipid BilayerMembrane Protein Coupling
75
6 MembraneBased Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery
127
7 MembraneRelated Diseases
150
Epilogue
171
Index
173
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