Series: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Description The lipid bilayer is central to life, as all living organisms possess a lipid bilayer structure, thereby underlying the lipid bilayer principle of biomembranes. Thus, the lipid bilayer principle and its applications are the main theme of this new book series. Background - The conclusion that the fundamental structure of biomembranes is a lipid bilayer is based on three pivotal experimental findings: • the elegant and simple experiment of establishing the orientation of amphipathic molecules at interfaces by Langmuir in 1917, • using that method Gorter and Grendel in 1925 reported that the extracted lipids from the plasma membrane of red blood cells occupied the area on the surface of a Langmuir trough that was twice that of the original membrane, and likened its structure to that of a soap bubble, and • the lipid bilayer structure, as deduced from the above indirect evidence, was dramatically demonstrated after Rudin and his associates in 1961 reconstituted a 'black' or bilayer lipid membrane by blowing an under-water 'soap bubble' from the lipids extracted from the white matter of cow's brains. - Over the decades of the lipid bilayer research, the bilayer lipid membrane (BLM or planar lipid bilayer), along the liposomes, has evolved as an interdisciplinary effort, benefited by cross-fertilization of ideas. The lipid bilayer associated with life sciences and biotechnology is of central interest to a wide variety of investigators including biochemists, biologists, biophysicists, bioengineers and technologists, electrochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, surface and colloid scientists, and others working on ultrathin films and membrane phenomena. With above background in mind, the Series on bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs and liposomes) include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, ranging from theoretical investigations, specific studies, experimental methods, to practical applications. The author(s) of each chapter is solicited to focus mainly on the work of his/her laboratory, with minimal reviews of others. One of the aims of the chapters is for newcomers, experienced scientists, and for others who are not familiar with research areas dealt with. Another aim of the Series is to cover all aspects of lipid bilayer investigations, both fundamental and applied. These contributed chapters are entities to themselves, thereby strengthening the lipid bilayer principle of biomembranes, and are related to the overall lipid bilayer venture.
Book Series: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Most recent volume


Volume 21. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 20th March 2015 Serial Editors: Ales Iglic Chandrashekhar Kulkarni Michael Rappolt

The Elsevier book-series "Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes’ (APLBL) provides a global platform for a broad community of experimental and theoretical researchers studying cell membranes, lipid model membranes and lipid self-assemblies from the micro- to the nanoscale. Planar lipid bilayers are widely studied due to their ubiquity in nature and find their application in the formulation of biomimetic model membranes and in the design of artificial dispersion of liposomes. Moreover, lipids self-assemble into a wide range of other structures including micelles and the liquid crystalline hexagonal and cubic phases. Consensus has been reached that curved membrane phases do play an important role in nature as well, especially in dynamic processes such as vesicles fusion and cell communication. Self-assembled lipid structures have enormous potential as dynamic materials ranging from artificial lipid membranes to cell membranes, from biosensing to controlled drug delivery, from pharmaceutical formulations to novel food products to mention a few. An assortment of chapters in APLBL represents both an original research as well as comprehensives reviews written by world leading experts and young researchers.

Additional volumes


Volume 20. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 15th July 2014 Serial Editors: Ales Iglic Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Volume 19. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 25th April 2014 Serial Editors: Ales Iglic Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Volume 18. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 1st September 2013 Serial Volume Editors: Ales Iglic Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Volume 17. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 1st June 2013 Serial Editor: Ales Iglic Serial Volume Editor: Julia Genova

Volume 16. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 3rd September 2012 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 15. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 4th June 2012 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 14. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 4th October 2011 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 13. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 25th May 2011 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 12. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 3rd November 2010 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 11. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 28th September 2010 Editor: Ales Iglic

Volume 10. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 3rd November 2009 Editors: A. Leitmannova Liu Ales Iglic

Volume 9. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 27th August 2009 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 8. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 2nd October 2008 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 7. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 28th May 2008 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 6. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 16th November 2007 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 5. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 30th November 2006 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 4. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 1st August 2006 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 3. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 25th April 2006 Editor: A. Leitmannova Liu

Volume 2. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 1st September 2005 Editor: A. Ottova-Leitmannova

Volume 1. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes

Published: 24th June 2005 Editors: H.T. Tien † A. Ottova-Leitmannova