Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Edited by

  • A. Leitmannova Liu, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
  • Ales Iglic, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 10, continues to include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, covering the main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes. The invited authors present the latest results in this exciting multidisciplinary field of their own research group.

Many of the contributors working in both fields over many decades were in close collaboration with the late Prof. H. Ti Tien, the founding editor of this book series. There are also chapters written by some of the younger generation of scientists included in this series. This volume keeps in mind the broader goal with both systems, planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes, which is the further development of this interdisciplinary field worldwide.
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Chemical Engineers, physical chemists, biologists and biochemists, biochemical engineers


Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374823-2

Table of Contents

1. Ion Permeability of Membranes: From Lipid Bilayers to Biological Membranes

Ingolf Bernhardt, J. Clive Ellory, John S. Gibson, and Robert J. Wilkins

2. Shape Transformations of Amphiphilic Membranes

W.T. Gozdz

3. Membrane Nanotubes in Urothelial Cell Line T24

Marusa Lokar, Sarka Perutkova, Veronika Kralj-Iglic, Ales Iglic, and Peter Veranic

4. Cytoskeletal Control of Red Blood Cell Shape: Theory and Practice of Vesicle Formation

N. Gov, J. Cluitmans, P. Sens, and G.J.C.G.M. Bosman

5. Lipid Membranes as Tools in Nanotoxicity Studies

Damjana Drobne and Veronika Kralj-Iglic

6. Structure and Function of Biomembranes and Membrane Phospholipids of Rat Salivary Glands: Properties of Liposome- and Plasma Membrane-Induced Membrane Fusion and Consequent Amylase Release from Isolated Secretory Granules

Yasunaga Kameyama

7. Influenza A M2: Channel or Transporter?

David D. Busath