Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 8, 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

* Incorporates contributions from newcomers and established and experienced researchers * Explores the planar lipid bilayer systems and spherical liposomes from both theoretical and experimental perspectives * Serves as an indispensable source of information for new scientists


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

Table of Contents

1. Liposome embedding into polyelectrolyte multilayers: a new way to create drug reservoirs at solid-liquid interfaces Dmitry V. Volodkin, Marc Michel, Pierre Schaaf, Jean-Claude Voegel, Helmut Möhwald and Vincent Ball 2. Lipid environmental modulation of activity of photosynthetic membrane proteins Lucia Catucci, Andrea Ventrella, Francesco Milano, Massimo Trotta and Angela Agostiano 3. Voltage-dependent ion channels induced by cyclic lipodepsipeptides in planar lipid bilayers: structure, properties, and resemblance to native channels Valery V. Malev, Olga S. Ostroumova, Jon Y. Takemoto and Ludmila V. Schagina 4. Membrane electrostatics – a statistical mechanical approach to the functional density theory of electric double layer Klemen Bohinc, Tomaz Slivnik, Ales Iglic and Geronika Kralj-Iglic 5. Energetics of membrane permeability Alexander G. Volkov and Talitha Hampton 6. Functionalization of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles with lipid Jian-Shan Ye and Angela Leitmannova Liu 7. Using Liposomes to Observe the Interactions of Autoimmune Antibodies Marie Kelly-Worden and Sara Ghassemifar 8. Interactions of phospholipid binding proteins with negatively charged membranes: β2-glycoprotein I as a model mechanism Snezna Sodin-Semrl, Mojca Frank, Aleš Ambrožič, J. Pavlič, V. Šuštar, Saša Čučnik, Borut Božič , Tanja Kveder and Blaž Rozman


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About the editor

A. Leitmannova Liu

Affiliations and Expertise

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