Molecular Mechanisms of Water Transport Across Biological Membranes

Edited by

  • Wilfred Stein, Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Thomas Zeuthen, The Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.This volume looks at water movements from a wide range of levels. It examines how water interacts with the major components of the cell, including proteins and lipids. It discusses how water moves across cell membranes by diffusion, how it is chanelled across these membranes or, in certain cases, pumped across, and how water movements are controlled. This book demonstrates how water and ion movements are closely linked in order to provide a better understanding of their behavior.
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Cell biologists, molecular biologists, developmental biologists, physiologists (organ level), biomedical scientists, biochemists studying cell-cell interactions, cell variation, and evolution.


Book information

  • Published: April 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-364619-4

Table of Contents

Protein-Water InteractionsThe Lipid-Water Interface: Revelations by Osmotic StressWater as It Applies to the Function of EnzymesAquaglyceroporins: Channel Proteins with a Conserved Core, Multiple Functions, and Variable SurfacesMolecular Physiology of Aquaporins in PlantsOsmotic Adaptation in Yeast--Control of the yeast Osmolyte SystemAdaptation of Kidney Medulla to Hypertonicity: Role of the Transcription Factor TonEBPPassive Water Transport in Biological PoresCell Volume Homeostasis: Ionic and Nonionic MechanismsCotransporteres as Milecular Water PumpsGeneral Models for Water Transport across Leaky EpitheliaParacellular Fluid Transport by EpitheliaOsmoregulation and Contractile Vacuoles of ProtozoaMolecular Mechanisms of Water Transport in the Eye