Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

1st Edition - November 30, 2006

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  • Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466545

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Volume 5 presents recent research on both planar lipid bilayers and liposomes based on their historic and experimental realization. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 5, 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 thefurther development of this interdisciplinary field worldwide.

Key Features

* Contributions from newcomers and established and experienced researchers
* Exploring theoretically and experimentally the planar lipid bilayer systems and spherical liposomes
* This volume is dedicated to mark the Bilayer Lipid Membranes 45th anniversary


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Piercing Lipid Bilayers with Peptides
    (E.E. Ambroggio et al.).

    2. Liposomes as a Tool for the Study of the Chronic Actions of Short-lived Peptides in Specific Sites of the Brain (F. Frézard et al.).

    3. The Novel Liposome Preparation Methods Based on In-water Drying and Phase Separation: Microencapsulation Vesicle Method and Coacervation Method (Tomoko Nii, Fumiyoshi Ishii).

    4. Membrane Adhesion and Domain Formation (T.R. Weikl, R. Lipowsky).

    5. Curvature-induced Sorting of Bilayer Membrane Constituents and Formation of Membrane Rafts (V. Kralj-Igliè, P. Veraniè).

    6. Pure Lipid Pores in Unmodified Planar Bilayer Lipid Membrane at the Phase Transition from the Liquid Crystalline State to the Gel State (V.F. Antonov et al.).

    7. Lipid Vesicles – Development and Applications for Studding Membrane Heterogeneity and Interactions
    (N. Puff, M.I. Angelova).

    8. Basic cell-cell and cell-surface interactions in Liposome and Cellular Systems (U. Gisma et al.).

    9. The Biologically Relevant Lipid Mesophases as "Seen" by X-rays (M. Rappolt).

    10.SNARE-induced Fusion of Vesicles to a Planar Bilayer (D.J. Woodbury et al.).

    11.Elasticity and Electrostatics of Amphiphilic Layers: Current State of the Theory and the Experiment (I. Bivas, Yu. A. Ermakov).

    12.Exocytosis: The Pulsing Fusion Pore
    H.H. Chowdhury et al.).

    13.Transmembrane Polarity Profile of Lipid Membranes
    (Vesna Noethig-Laslo, M. Sentjurc).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: November 30, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466545

About the Editor

A. Leitmannova Liu

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

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