Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 7, 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

* Contributions from newcomers and established and experienced researchers * Exploring theoretically and experimentally the planar lipid bilayer systems and spherical liposomes * Indispensable source of information for new scientists


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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. Random Processes in the Appearance and Synamics of an Electropore in a Lipid Membrane Malgorzata Kotulska and Krystian Kubica 2. Functionalized Liposomes Raghavendra Palankar, Yannic Ramaye, Didier Fournier and Mathias Winterhalter 3. Pore Suspending Membranes on Highly Ordered Porous Alumina and Porous Silicon Substrates: Preparation, Characterization and Application Claudia Steinem 4. Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Mechanisms Revealed in Erythrocyte and Liposome Studies Snezna Sodin-Semrl, Blaz Rozman, Ales Iglic and Veronika Kralj-Iglic 5. The Single GUV Method to Reveal Elementary Processes of Leakage of Internal Contents from Liposomes Induced by Antimicrobial Substances Masahito Yamazaki 6. Flexible Membrane Inclusions and Membrane Inclusions induced by Rigid Globular Proteins Miha Fosnaric, Ales Iglic, Tomaz Silvnik and Veronika Kralj-Iglic 7. A New Class of Peptide Forming-Channel: Calcitonins Silvia Micelli, Daniela Meleleo, H.T. Tien , Angelica Leitmannova Liu, Vittorio Picciarelli and Enrico Galluccci 8. Lipid-based Strategies in Inorganic Nano-materials and Niomineralization Study Xiaohua Liu, Haixin Bai, Lixue Zhang and Erkang Wang 9. Self-reproduction of Micelles, Reverse Micelles and Vesicles: Compartments Disclose a General Transformation Pattern Pasquale Stano and Pier Luigi Luisi


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About the editor

A. Leitmannova Liu

Affiliations and Expertise

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