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 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

  • Chapter One: Charged Particles can Mediate Attraction Between Equally Charged Membranes—Theoretical Study
    • Abstract
    • 1 Biological Systems in Electrolyte Solutions
    • 2 Theoretical Basis
    • 3 Theoretical Methods and Simulation
    • 4 Application of Methods to Different Biological Systems
    • 5 General Discussion
    • 6 Conclusions
  • Chapter Two: Cationic Liposomes as Model Nonviral Vectors for Pulmonary Delivery of DNA
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Viral Versus Nonviral Vectors of Genes
    • 3 Cellular Uptake of Lipoplexes
    • 4 Gene Therapy via Pulmonary Delivery
    • 5 DNA Expression in the Lung
    • 6 Factors Influencing Expression of Gene in the Lung Using Lipoplexes
    • 7 Novel Strategies for Pulmonary Delivery of Genes
    • 8 Conclusions
  • Chapter Three: Giant Unilamellar Vesicles and Suspended Nanobilayers as Model Systems for Biophysical Research
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Giant Unilamellar Vesicles
    • 3 Case Study: Nanobilayers on Glass Supports
    • 4 Summary
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Four: Hydrophobically Modified Chitosan: Solution Properties by Rheology and Light Scattering
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Experimental
    • 3 Results and Discussion
    • 4 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Five: Structural Transitions in Lipid Membranes: Mechanism for Cell-Penetrating Peptides
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Structure of Lipids
    • 3 Polymorphism of Lipids in Aqueous Solution
    • 4 Cubic Phases in Lipids
    • 5 Characterization of Lipid Phases
    • 6 Cell-Penetrating Peptides
    • 7 Proposed Cellular Uptake Mechanisms
    • 8 Experimental Methods
    • 9 Peptide–Lipid Interactions
    • 10 Conclusion
  • Chapter Six: Biomi

Details

No. of pages:
206
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124199606
Print ISBN:
9780124186996