Description

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Series Page

EDITORIAL BOARD

Contributors

Preface

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

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Materials and Methods

3 Results and Discussion

4 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

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

Abstract

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

Acknowledgments

References

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

Abstract

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

Acknowledgment

References

Chapter Four. Coupling Membrane Elasticity and Structure to Protein Function

Abstract

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

Acknowledgment

References

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

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Lyotropic Liqu

Details

No. of pages:
282
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124115156
Electronic ISBN:
9780124115408