Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 18

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Ales Iglic Chandrashekhar Kulkarni
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124115156
eBook ISBN: 9780124115408
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2013
Page Count: 282
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Table of Contents

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Chapter One. Charged Lipid Bilayers in Aqueous Surroundings with Low pH


1 Introduction

2 Materials and Methods

3 Results and Discussion

4 Conclusions



Chapter Two. Application of Infrared Spectroscopy for Structural Analysis of Planar Lipid Bilayers Under Electrochemical Control


1 Introduction

2 Preparation Procedures for Supported Lipid Bilayers

3 Characterization of Lipid Bilayers Adsorbed on Solid Surfaces

4 Spectroelectrochemistry of Planar Lipid Bilayers Adsorbed on Electrode Surfaces

5 Conclusions



Chapter Three. Electroformation of Giant Vesicles and Transformation to Oligovesicular Vesicles


1 Introduction

2 Electroformation on Substrate Materials

3 Electroformation with dc Voltage

4 Effect of Counter Electrode

5 Rapid Electroformation

6 OVVs with Heterogeneous Membranous Compartments

7 Conclusions



Chapter Four. Coupling Membrane Elasticity and Structure to Protein Function


1 Introduction

2 Intramembrane Forces and Pressure Fields

3 Lateral Pressures Couple to Protein Function

4 Elastic Membrane Deformations by Proteins

5 Some Remarks on Theory

6 Domain Formation

7 Elastic Parameters of Lipid Membranes and Domains from Experiment

8 Application Example: Effect on Ion Channels During Apoptosis

9 Conclusion and Outlook



Chapter Five. The Micellar Cubic Fd3m Phase: Recent Advances in the Structural Characterization and Potential Applications


1 Introduction

2 Lyotropic Liqu


Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes 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 theoretical and experimental perspectives
  • Serves as an indispensable source of information for new scientists


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


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Ales Iglic Serial Volume Editor

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Chandrashekhar Kulkarni Serial Volume Editor

Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni received his PhD in Chemical Biology from University of London for which he was in receipt of a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellowship at Imperial College London (2005-2008). Earlier he completed his BSc (1999) and MSc (2001) in Chemistry from Shivaji University Kolhapur, India and started his research career at the National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India. He had a few postdoc stints at University of Graz-Austria, University of Bayreuth-Germany and University of Cambridge-UK during which he worked on a wide range of projects. In March 2013 Dr Kulkarni started ‘Lipid Nanostructures Group’ focussing on highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge projects. Some of his research interests include complex biomembranes and biomolecule interactions, nanostructured lipid particles as carrier systems, and novel nano-bio-applications of lipid nanostructures. Dr Kulkarni joined the editorial board of APLBL in early 2013 and later as an editor of this book series.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Central Lancashire, UK