Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

DescriptionThe lipid bilayer is central to life, as all living organisms possess a lipid bilayer structure, thereby underlying the lipid bilayer principle of bi...omembranes. Thus, the lipid bilayer principle and its applications are the main theme of this new book series.Background - The conclusion that the fundamental structure of biomembranes is a lipid bilayer is based on three pivotal experimental findings:• the elegant and simple experiment of establishing the orientation of amphipathic molecules at interfaces by Langmuir in 1917,• using that method Gorter and Grendel in 1925 reported that the extracted lipids from the plasma membrane of red blood cells occupied the area on the surface of a Langmuir trough that was twice that of the original membrane, and likened its structure to that of a soap bubble, and • the lipid bilayer structure, as deduced from the above indirect evidence, was dramatically demonstrated after Rudin and his associates in 1961 reconstituted a 'black' or bilayer lipid membrane by blowing an under-water 'soap bubble' from the lipids extracted from the white matter of cow's brains.- Over the decades of the lipid bilayer research, the bilayer lipid membrane (BLM or planar lipid bilayer), along the liposomes, has evolved as an interdisciplinary effort, benefited by cross-fertilization of ideas. The lipid bilayer associated with life sciences and biotechnology is of central interest to a wide variety of investigators including biochemists, biologists, biophysicists, bioengineers and technologists, electrochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, surface and colloid scientists, and others working on ultrathin films and membrane phenomena. With above background in mind, the Series on bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs and liposomes) include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, ranging from theoretical investigations, specific studies, experimental methods, to practical applications. The author(s) of each chapter is solicited to focus mainly on the work of his/her laboratory, with minimal reviews of others. One of the aims of the chapters is for newcomers, experienced scientists, and for others who are not familiar with research areas dealt with. Another aim of the Series is to cover all aspects of lipid bilayer investigations, both fundamental and applied. These contributed chapters are entities to themselves, thereby strengthening the lipid bilayer principle of biomembranes, and are related to the overall lipid bilayer venture. View full descriptionHide full description

Latest volumes

19. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Series Editor: Ales Iglic, Chandrashekhar Kulkarni
Hardbound, 206 Pages
Published: April 2014
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-418699-6

20. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Series Editor: Ales Iglic, Chandrashekhar Kulkarni
Hardbound, 238 Pages
Published: July 2014
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-418698-9

18. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic, Chandrashekhar Kulkarni
Hardbound, 282 Pages
Published: September 2013
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-411515-6

17. A Tribute to Marin D. Mitov
Edited by Julia Genova, Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 382 Pages
Published: June 2013
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-411516-3

Other volumes

16. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 360 Pages
Published: September 2012
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-396534-9

15. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 264 Pages
Published: June 2012
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-396533-2

14. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 328 Pages
Published: October 2011
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-387720-8

13. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 240 Pages
Published: May 2011
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-387721-5

12. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 296 Pages
Published: November 2010
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-381266-7

11. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 208 Pages
Published: September 2010
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-381013-7

10. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu, Ales Iglic
Hardbound, 206 Pages
Published: November 2009
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374823-2

9. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 326 Pages
Published: August 2009
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374822-5

8. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 292 Pages
Published: October 2008
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374341-1

7. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 280 Pages
Published: May 2008
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374308-4

6. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 282 Pages
Published: November 2007
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-373902-5

5. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 440 Pages
Published: November 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-373687-1

4. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 336 Pages
Published: August 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-372505-9

3. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Leitmannova Liu
Hardbound, 370 Pages
Published: April 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-370622-5

2. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by A. Ottova-Leitmannova
Hardbound, 334 Pages
Published: September 2005
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-369453-9

1. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
Edited by H.T. Tien †, A. Ottova-Leitmannova
Hardbound, 350 Pages
Published: June 2005
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-690851-0