the membranes of cells

The Membranes Of Cells
Author: Philip Yeagle
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Release Date: 1993
Pages: 349
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In this new edition of The Membranes of Cells, all of the chapters have been updated, some have been completely rewritten, and a new chapter on receptors has been added. The book has been designed to provide both the student and researcher with a synthesis of information from a number of scientific disciplines to create a comprehensive view of the structure and function of the membranes of cells. The topics are treated in sufficient depth to provide an entry point to the more detailed literature needed by the researcher. Key Features * Introduces biologists to membrane structure and physical chemistry * Introduces biophysicists to biological membrane function * Provides a comprehensive view of cell membranes to students, either as a necessary background for other specialized disciplines or as an entry into the field of biological membrane research * Clarifies ambiguities in the field

Membranes And Cell Signaling
Author: Edward Bittar
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 1997-05-12
Pages: 637
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It should not come as too much of a surprise that biological membranes are considerably more complex than lipid bilayers. This has been made quite clear by the fluid-mosaic model which considers the cell membrane as a two-dimensional solution of a mosaic of integral membrane proteins and glycoproteins firmly embedded in a fluid lipid bilayer matrix. Such a model has several virtues, chief among which is that it allows membrane components to diffuse in the plane of the membrane and orient asymmetrically across the membrane. The model is also remarkable since it provokes the right sort of questions. Two such examples are: Does membrane fluidity influence enzyme activity? Does cholesterol regulate fluidity? However, it does not go far enough. As it turns out, there is now another version of this model, the so-called post-fluid mosaic model which incorporates two concepts, namely the existence in the membrane of discrete domains in which specific lipid-lipid, lipid-protein and protein-protein interactions occur and ordered regions that are in motion but remain separate from less ordered regions. We must admit that both are intriguing problems and of importance in guiding our thinking as to what the next model might be. We have chosen not to include the subject of membrane transport in the present volume. This obviously represents a break with convention. However, the intention is to have the topic covered subsequent volumes relating to organ systems. It would be right to regard this as an attempt to strengthen the integrated approach to the teaching of medicine.

The Structure And Function Of The Membranes And Surfaces Of Cells
Author: David James Bell
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release Date: 1963
Pages: 172
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Pathobiology Of Cell Membranes
Author: Benjamin F. Trump
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Pages: 496
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Pathobiology of Cell Membranes, Volume II, is the second in a multivolume treatise on pathobiological aspects of cell membranes that aims to give the reader an overview of developments concerning the role of altered cell membranes in various pathological processes. This volume includes not only information on pathobiological aspects of cell membranes as studied at the molecular and subcellular level but also important new advances in the role of membranes in human diseases such as multiple sclerosis, shock lung, muscle dystrophies, and hematological disorders. The book begins by discussing a very important and yet poorly known aspect of cellular metabolism; namely, the compartmentalization of intracellular cations such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium. This is followed by separate chapters on fundamentals of membrane conformational changes in the erythrocyte model; the structure and function of peroxisomes and their role in disease processes; the use of invertebrate models for studies of pathological reactions; and reactions of lysosomes to cellular injury. Subsequent chapters deal with the pathology of skeletal muscle membranes; the shock lung syndrome; cellular mechanisms involved in jaundice and cholestasis; and pathology of the endothelium.

The Biophysics Of Cell Membranes
Author: Richard M. Epand
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Pages: 219
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This volume focuses on the modulation of biological membranes by specific biophysical properties. The readers are introduced to emerging biophysical approaches that mimick specific states (like membrane lipid asymmetry, membrane curvature, lipid flip-flop, lipid phase separation) that are relevant to the functioning of biological membranes. The first chapter describes innovative methods to mimic the prevailing asymmetry in biological membranes by forming asymmetrical membranes made of monolayers with different compositions. One of the chapters illustrates how physical parameters, like curvature and elasticity, can affect and modulate the interactions between lipids and proteins. This volume also describes the sensitivity of certain ion channels to mechanical forces and it presents an analysis of how cell shape is determined by both the cytoskeleton and the lipid domains in the membrane. The last chapter provides evidence that liposomes can be used as a minimal cellular model to reconstitute processes related to the origin of life. Each topic covered in this volume is presented by leading experts in the field who are able to present clear, authoritative and up-to-date reviews. The novelty of the methods proposed and their potential for a deeper molecular description of membrane functioning are particularly relevant experts in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology, while also presenting clear and thorough introductions, making the material suitable for students in these fields as well.

Mammalian Cell Membranes
Author: G. A. Jamieson
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Pages: 376
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Mammalian Cell Membranes, Volume Two: The Diversity of Membranes is a collection of reviews focusing on to specific types of intra- and extracellular membranes. The compendium contains 10 contributions devoted to the review of mammalian cell membranes. The topics covered in the book include the organization of the plasma membrane of mammalian cells, membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum and the secretory system and their role in plasma membrane regulation, and the structure of mitochondrial membranes. The nuclear envelope in mammalian cells, the myelin sheath, and the microvilli and cilia are also discussed. Cytologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, and anatomists will find the book very useful.

Geometric Methods In The Elastic Theory Of Membranes In Liquid Crystal Phases
Author: Zhong-Can Ou-Yang
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 234
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This book contains a comprehensive description of the mechanical equilibrium and deformation of membranes as a surface problem in differential geometry. Following the pioneering work by W Helfrich, the fluid membrane is seen as a nematic or smectic ? A liquid crystal film and its elastic energy form is deduced exactly from the curvature elastic theory of the liquid crystals. With surface variation the minimization of the energy at fixed osmotical pressure and surface tension gives a completely new surface equation in geometry that involves potential interest in mathematics. The investigations of the rigorous solution of the equation that have been carried out in recent years by the authors and their co-workers are presented here, among which the torus and the discocyte (the normal shape of the human red blood cell) may attract attention in cell biology. Within the framework of our mathematical model by analogy with cholesteric liquid crystals, an extensive investigation is made of the formation of the helical structures in a tilted chiral lipid bilayer, which has now become a hot topic in the fields of soft matter and biomembranes.

Discovering Cell Mechanisms
Author: William Bechtel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 323
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Bechtel emphasises how mechanisms were discovered by cell biologists and the instruments that made these inquiries possible.

Polymers For PEM Fuel Cells
Author: Hongting Pu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Pages: 432
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Including chemical, synthetic, and cross-disciplinary approaches; this book includes the necessary techniques and technologies to help readers better understand polymers for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The methods in the book are essential to researchers and scientists in the field and will lead to further development in polymer and fuel cell technologies. • Provides complete, essential, and comprehensive overview of polymer applications for PEM fuel cells • Emphasizes state-of-the-art developments and methods, like PEMs for novel fuel cells and polymers for fuel cell catalysts • Includes detailed chapters on major topics, like PEM for direct liquid fuel cells and fluoropolymers and non-fluorinated polymers for PEM • Has relevance to a range of industries – like polymer engineering, materials, and green technology – involved with fuel cell technologies and R&D

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 9
Author: T. Fuller
Publisher: The Electrochemical Society
Release Date: 2009-09
Pages: 2068
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This issue of ECS Transactions is devoted to all aspects of research, development, and engineering of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and attacks, as well as low-temperature direct-fuel cells. The intention of the symposium is to bring together the international community working on the subject and to enable effective interactions between the research and engineering communities. This issue is sold as a two-part set.

Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells II
Author: Shimshon Gottesfeld
Publisher: The Electrochemical Society
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 506
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Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 8
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Publisher: The Electrochemical Society
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 1078
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Anatomy And Physiology  2007 Ed 2007 Edition
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Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
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Membrane Structural Biology
Author: Mary Luckey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008-03-17
Pages: 332
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Cutting-edge text providing a foundation for membrane biology suitable for advanced students and working scientists.

Structural And Functional Relationships In Prokaryotes
Author: Larry Barton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 817
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This new textbook on bacterial physiology is aimed at senior level students pursuing a one-semester course in the biology or microbiology curriculum. The text takes a balanced view of prokaryotic physiology, discussing both bioenergetics and bacterial metabolism in a way that establishes general principles and concepts and emphasizes throughout the information gained from model systems. The book also covers some experimental design issues, giving students an appreciation of the practical aspects and consequences of bacterial metabolism. It also stimulates students’ interests in future developments in the field by including discussions by five world-famous bacterial physiologists about future developments in the field.

Membrane Biochemistry
Author: Edith Sim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 80
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The student of biological science in his final years as an undergraduate and his first years as a graduate is expected to gain some familiarity with current research at the frontiers of his discipline. New research work is published in a perplexing diversity of publications and is inevitably concerned with the minutiae of the subject. The sheer number of research journals and papers also causes confusion and difficulties of assimilation. Review articles usually presuppose a background knowledge of the field and are inevitably rather restricted in scope. There is thus a need for short but authoritative introductions to those areas of modern biological research which are either not dealt with in standard introductory textbooks or are not dealt with in sufficient detail to enable the student to go on from them to read scholarly reviews with profit. This series of books is designed to satisfy this need. The authors have been asked to produce a brief outline of their subject assuming that their readers will have read and remembered much of a standard introductory textbook of biology. This outline then sets out to provide by building on this basis, the conceptual framework within which modern research work is progressing and aims to give the reader an indication of the problems, both conceptual and practical, which must be overcome if progress is to be maintained.

Guyton And Hall Textbook Of Medical Physiology E Book
Author: John E. Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-07-19
Pages: 1120
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The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge. Learn and remember vital concepts easily thanks to short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design. See core concepts applied to real-life situations with clinical vignettes throughout the text. Discover the newest in physiology with updates that reflect the latest advances in molecular biology, cardiovascular, neurophysiology and gastrointestinal topics. Visualize physiologic principles clearly with over 1000 bold, full-color drawings and diagrams. Distinguish core concepts from more in-depth material with a layout that uses gray shading to clearly differentiate between "need-to-know" and "nice-to-know" information.

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 6
Author: Thomas Francis Fuller
Publisher: The Electrochemical Society
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Pages: 1365
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The symposium was devoted to all aspects of research development and engineering of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Three subareas were covered: materials and electrode processes, fuel cell systems, and durability.

The Functioning Cytoplasm
Author: Ruth Bulger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 128
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This book was not written for contemporary scientists with a major interest in cell biology. Rather, it was prepared for the serious and inquiring student who mayor may not have had an extensive background in the sciences but who is interested in exploring or reviewing in depth the current body of knowledge about cellular structure and function. We have tried to convey a sense of the expectant excitement that characterizes the modem-day cellular biologist and we regret any scientific jargon that may have crept into the text as a result of this effort. We have selected and assimilated experiments done by numerous scien tists and have used them to explain how cells work. In doing this, we have concentrated on animal cells because we know more about them. We have come to a deeper appreciation, while preparing this book, of the limitations in understanding the inner workings of the cell and have come to realize more than ever that we are, in these matters, still "looking through a glass darkly. " An explosively increasing body of knowledge about the cell and its organelles has become available through the diligent work of numerous biologists. Thus it is impractical to attempt to credit each of these scientists for all of their important contributions: The listed references are neither exhaustive nor are they necessarily the first report of a finding.

Molecular And Cell Biology For Dummies
Author: Rene Fester Kratz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Pages: 384
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Your hands-on study guide to the inner world of the cell Need to get a handle on molecular and cell biology? This easy-to-understand guide explains the structure and function of the cell and how recombinant DNA technology is changing the face of science and medicine. You discover how fundamental principles and concepts relate to everyday life. Plus, you get plenty of study tips to improve your grades and score higher on exams! Explore the world of the cell — take a tour inside the structure and function of cells and see how viruses attack and destroy them Understand the stuff of life (molecules) — get up to speed on the structure of atoms, types of bonds, carbohydrates, proteins, DNA, RNA, and lipids Watch as cells function and reproduce — see how cells communicate, obtain matter and energy, and copy themselves for growth, repair, and reproduction Make sense of genetics — learn how parental cells organize their DNA during sexual reproduction and how scientists can predict inheritance patterns Decode a cell's underlying programming — examine how DNA is read by cells, how it determines the traits of organisms, and how it's regulated by the cell Harness the power of DNA — discover how scientists use molecular biology to explore genomes and solve current world problems Open the book and find: Easy-to-follow explanations of key topics The life of a cell — what it needs to survive and reproduce Why molecules are so vital to cells Rules that govern cell behavior Laws of thermodynamics and cellular work The principles of Mendelian genetics Useful Web sites Important events in the development of DNA technology Ten great ways to improve your biology grade