Description

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes volumes cover a broad range of topics, including main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers as well as spherical liposomes. The invited authors present the latest results of their own research groups in this exciting multidisciplinary field.

Key Features

  • Incorporates contributions from newcomers and established and experienced researchers
  • Explores the planar lipid bilayer systems and spherical liposomes from both theoretical and experimental perspectives
  • Serves as an indispensable source of information for new scientists

Readership

Chemical Engineers, physical chemists, biologists and biochemists, biochemical engineers

Table of Contents

Editorial Board

Preface

Contributors

Chapter One. Marin Mitov Lectures: Measuring the Bending Elasticity of Lipid Bilayers

1 Introduction

2 Calculating the Curvatures

3 Volume, Area, and Free Elastic Energy of a Quasi-spherical Vesicle

4 Experimental Quantities

5 Closer to the Reality

6 Formation of Giant Lipid Vesicles

7 Experimental Setup: Stroboscopic Illumination Module

8 Data Processing

9 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. Formation of Curved Membranes and Membrane Fusion Processes Studied by Synchrotron X-ray-Scattering Techniques

1 Introduction

2 Synchrotron Light for Membrane Response Analysis

3 Bending and Packing in Curved Membrane Systems

4 Membrane Fusion

5 The Lamellar to Primitive Cubic Phase Transition

6 The Lamellar to Gyroid Cubic Phase Transition

7 The Lamellar to Inverse Hexagonal Phase Transition

8 Conclusion and Perspectives

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Overview of a Quest for Bending Elasticity Measurement

1 Introduction

2 From GUV Fluctuations to Bending Elasticity Measurements

3 Conclusion

References

Chapter Four. Extracting Interaction Parameters and Intrinsic Properties of Membrane from Correlations of Giant Vesicle Shape Fluctuations

1 Introduction

2 From the Shape Deformations of Lipid Bilayers to the Flickering Technique

3 Material and Methods

4 Extracting Material Parameters from Membrane Conformational Correlation Functions

5 Outlook

Acknowledgment

References

Chapter Five. Lipid Bilayers and Membranes: Material Properties

1 Introduction

2 Material Constants of Bilayers and Membranes: Overview and Discussion of Experimental Data

3 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgment

Details

No. of pages:
382
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124115415
Print ISBN:
9780124115163

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