Description

Biomembrane Transport covers the fundamental principles of biomembrane transport proteins, including thermodynamics and kinetics, structure and catalytic mechanism, and regulation and integration classification. The book considers recent advances in transport protein structure and function, along with established concepts. The importance of biomembrane transport to regulation and interorgan nutrient flows and metabolism is covered, as well as classical and modern techniques for characterizing transport. The book also contains a classification scheme for all known transport proteins according to their functions and amino acid residue sequence similarities.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Considers recent advances in transport protein structure and function, along with established concepts * Distinguishes the similarities and differences in the mechanisms of action of transport proteins * Provides an up-to-date discussion of the thermodynamics and kinetics of biomembrane transport * Discusses regulation of biomembrane transport * Details the importance of biomembrane transport to regulation and interorgan nutrient flows and metabolism * Contains a classification scheme for all known transport proteins according to their functions and amino acid residue sequence similarities * Presents classical and modern techniques for characterizing transport

Readership

Developmental biologists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, biochemists, neuroscientists, neurologists, cell physiologists, biophysicists, microbiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, pharmacologists, advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface, H. Christensen. Importance of Biomembrane Transport. Biomembrane Composition, Structure and Turnover. Thermodynamics and Transport. Transport Kinetics. Structure and Function of Transport Proteins that Form Solute Gradients. Transport Proteins that Propagate Solute Gradients. Channel Proteins Usually Dissipate Solute Gradients. A Proposed System for the Classification of Transmembrane Transport Proteins in Living Organisms, M. Saier, Jr.. Regulation of Biomembrane Transport, O. Bussolati, G. Gazzola, and J. McGivan. Biomembrane Transport and Interogran Nutrient Flows: The Amino Acids, P. Taylor, S. Low, and M. Rennie. Selected Techniques in Membrane Transport, B. Mackenzie. Epilogue.

Details

No. of pages:
397
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780127145105
Electronic ISBN:
9780080528106