Description

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 9, continues to include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, covering both main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes. The invited authors present the latest results in this exciting multidisciplinary field of their own research group.

Many of the contributors working in both fields over many decades were in close collaboration with the late Prof. H. Ti Tien, the founding editor of this book series. There are also chapters written by some of the younger generation of scientists included in this series. This volume keeps in mind the broader goal with both systems, planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes, which is the further development of this interdisciplinary field worldwide.

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

1. Current perspectives in liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin as oxygrn carrier, Agashe, Awasthi,

2. Electric conductance of planar lipid bilayer as a tool for the study of membrane pore selectivity and blockade, Antonov, Norik, Smirnova

3. Physiochemical and pharmacokinetic characterization of ultradeformable vesicles using calcein as hydrophilic fluorescent marker, Bahia et al

4.Electrical methods for determining surface charge density and electrolyte composition at the lipid bilayer solution interface. Laver

5. Micropatterned lipid bilayer membranes on solid sub strates, Morigaki

6. Salt-induced morphological transitions in non-equimolar catanionic systems: spontaneous formation of blastulae aggregates, Vlachy, Touraud, Kunz

7. Transformation between liposomes and cubic phases of biological lipid membranes induced by modulation of electrostatic interactions, Yamazaki

8.The impact of astrocytes in the clearance of neurotransmitters by uptake and inactivation, Krzan

9. Stability of the inverted hexagonal phase, Iglic et al

10. Attraction of like-charged surfaces mediated by spheroidal nanoparticles with spatially distributed electric charge, Iglic et al

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123812667
Electronic ISBN:
9780123812674

About the editor

Ales Iglic

Aleš Iglič received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and M.Sc. degree in biophysics from the Department of Physics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Ljubljana. He is a Full Professor and the Head of Laboratory of Biophysics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana. His main research interests are in electrostatics, mechanics and statistical physics of lipid nanostructures and biological membranes. He is devoted to higher education, basic research in biophysics and close contacts to clinical practice. Prof. Iglič was visiting scientist and professor at Åbo Academy University in Turku (Finland), Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) and Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He established collaborations with researchers from different universities across the Europe, USA and India and was supervisor of many M.Sc., Ph.D. and postdoctoral students from Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Iran, Bulgaria, Germany, India and Israel. Since 2009 is the editor of Elsevier book series »Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes« (APLBL).