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Functional Organization of Vertebrate Plasma Membrane

Current Topics in Membranes is targeted toward scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, providing the necessary membrane research to assist them in discovering the current state of a particular field and in learning where that field is heading. This volume covers recent breakthroughs in understanding the molecular and cellular basis for patterning vertebrate plasma membranes.  A special emphasis is placed on physiological function with chapters covering signaling in the nervous system and heart, vision, and the immune system. 


Scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology

Hardbound, 374 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-417027-8


    1. Spectrin- and Ankyrin-Based Membrane Domains and the Evolution of Vertebrates
      Vann Bennett and Damaris N. Lorenzo
    2. The Human Erythrocyte Plasma Membrane: A Rosetta Stone for Decoding Membrane -Cytoskeleton Structure
      Velia M. Fowler
    3. Membrane Protein Dynamics and Functional Implications in Mammalian Cells
      Francis J. Alenghat and David E. Golan
    4. Evolving Form to Fit Function: Cardiomyocyte Intercalated Disc and Transverse-Tubule Membranes
      Crystal F. Kline and Peter J. Mohler
    5. Excitable Domains of Myelinated Nerves: Axon Initial Segments and Nodes of Ranvier
      Kae-Jiun Chang and Matthew N. Rasband
    6. Microdomains of SNARE Proteins in the Plasma Membrane
      Geert van den Bogaart, Thorsten Lang and Reinhard Jahn
    7. Photoreceptor Inner and Outer Segments
      Sheila A. Baker and Vasily Kerov
    8. The Evolutionary Origin of Epithelial Cell-Cell Adhesion Mechanisms
      Phillip W. Miller, Donald N. Clarke, William I. Weis, Christopher J. Lowe and W. James Nelson
    9. Cell Biology Meets Physiology: Functional Organization of Vertebrate Plasma Membranes  - The immunological synapse
      Silvia Curado, Sudha Kumari and Michael L. Dustin


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