Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 11

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: John H. Lawrence, John W. Gofman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281742

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics provides an overview of the state of knowledge in biological and medical physics. The book contains seven chapters and begins with a discussion of the kinetics of cellular proliferation. This is followed by separate chapters on energy distribution in the absorption of radiation; polymorphic transitions of lipids and their possible role in the structure and function of membranes; and chemical interrelationships between the major classes of serum lipoproteins and statistical interrelationships between the serum concentrations of major classes of lipoproteins. Subsequent chapters deal with applications of thermodynamics and the theory of mechanics to the study of mechanisms responsible for material transfer through the membranes of living cells; the role of the swimbladder rete of fish in inert gas and oxygen secretion; and zone centrifugation techniques.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume

    Kinetics of Cellular Proliferation

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement of Cell Proliferation

    III. Proliferation in Growing Cell Populations

    IV. Proliferation in Steady State Cell Populations

    V. Conclusions

    Appendix: Phase Distribution of a Homogeneous Asynchronous Population


    Energy Distribution in the Absorption of Radiation

    I. Background

    II. Event Size (F)

    III. Local Energy Density (Z)

    IV. Radiobiological Implications

    Appendix I. Summary of Quantities, Functions, and Their Interrelations

    Appendix II. Relations between Total Track Length, Fluence, and Number of Particles per Unit Area in an Irradiated Medium


    Phase Transitions in Lipids in Relation to the Structure of Membranes

    I. Introduction

    II. Phase Transitions in Lipids

    III. Lipids in Membranes


    Human Serum Lipoproteins and Their Interrelationships

    I. Introduction

    II. Biophysical Approaches to Lipoprotein Isolation and Characterization

    III. Broad Chemical Characteristics of the Major Classes of Serum Lipoproteins

    IV. Protein Composition of the Major Classes of Serum Lipoproteins

    V. Properties of Residues from Delipidated Lipoproteins

    VI. Distribution of Apolipoproteins in the Major Classes of Serum Lipoproteins

    VII. Implications of Chemical Interrelationships to the Distribution of Lipoproteins in Serum

    VIII. Lipoprotein Distributions Associated with Serum Levels of a Specific Lipoprotein Class

    IX. Major Features of the Data on Lipoprotein Distributions in Human Serum

    X. Studies of Extreme Lipoprotein Distributions in Disease and Their Chemical Implications

    XI. Concluding Remarks


    Biological Barriers and Material Transfer

    I. Introduction

    II. Classical Thermodynamics

    III. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes

    IV. Mechanics

    V. Flux and Tracers

    VI. Model Systems

    VII. Remarks and Conclusions


    Role of the Swimbladder Rete of Fish in Secretion of Inert Gas and Oxygen

    I. Introduction

    II. Gas Tension in Water under Pressure

    III. Source of Inert Swimbladder Gases

    IV. Gas Solubilities and Salting Out Effect

    V. Lactic Acid Concentration in the Barracuda Rete

    VI. The Rete Countercurrent System

    VII. Carbon Dioxide Tension in the Swimbladder and the Rete

    VIII. Oxygen Tensions Developed in the Rete System

    IX. Discussion

    X. Summary


    Zone Centrifugation

    I. Introduction

    II. Materials and Methods

    III. Computations

    IV. Convection during Zonal Sedimentation

    V. Mass Transport Theory—Sedimentation

    VI. Mass Transport Theory—Diffusion

    VII. Mass Transport Theory—Discussion

    VIII. The Theory of Moments

    IX. Boundary Shape Theory

    X. Some Applications

    XI. Other Reviews



    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Cumulative Title Index Volumes 1-10

Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281742

About the Editors

John H. Lawrence

John W. Gofman

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