Cellular Membranes in Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955333, 9780323152228

Cellular Membranes in Development

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Locke
eBook ISBN: 9780323152228
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 398
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Description

Cellular Membranes in Development covers the proceedings of the 1963 22nd Symposium on ""The Society for the Study of Development and Growth"" held in Storrs, Connecticut. This book is organized into 10 chapters that discuss the properties, isolation, function, composition, and physiological aspects of membranes.
After briefly dealing with the principles of the unit membrane concept, the book describes the properties of lipid membranes of bilayer thickness with biological relevance. The next chapter focuses on hepatic cell and the modifications of the endoplasmic reticulum in cell differentiation in normal and cancerous growth. Another chapter describes the developmental changes in a particular experimental systems and the modification of the membranes by specific treatments using the apical portion of the primary root of Zea mays. The book also discusses the role of the different organelles in development, supporting the idea of topological continuity between the membranes of all the organelles except the mitochondria. Other chapters describe the cytology of oogenesis and fertilization in Pteridium aquilinum; the early events of fertilization in Hydroides and Saccoglossus; and the composition of cell walls of bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Some aspects of the capsules, microcapsules, and sheaths exhibited by some microorganisms are also covered. The last chapters deal with the quantitative aspects of plant cell permeation and permeability function and changes in relation to maturation and growth hormones.
The book is an ideal source for cell biologists and researchers, evolutionists, and biochemists.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Preface

Unit Membranes: A Review with Recent New Studies of Experimental Alterations and a New Subunit Structure in Synaptic Membranes

The Unit Membrane Concept

The Generalized Unit Membrane Concept

The General Cell

Variations in Unit Membrane Thickness

Unit Membrane Contact Relationships

Experimental Alterations in Membrane Contact Relationships

Membrane Contact Phenomena in Synapses

References

The Properties of Bimolecular Phospholipid Membranes

Bilayer Formation

Bilayer Properties

Summary and Conclusions

References

Endoplasmic Reticulum and Microsomes of Rat Liver

The Endoplasmic Reticulum

The Microsomes

Functions of the Endoplasmic Reticulum

The Evolution of the Endoplasmic Reticulum during Cell Differentiation and Growth

Conclusion

References

The Dynamics of Cytoplasmic Membranes during Development

The Epidermis

The Cortex

The Stelar System

The Root Cap

Vacuolation

The Endoplasmic Reticulum

The Golgi Apparatus

Vacuole Membranes

The Plasma Membrane

Working Hypotheses

References

Cellular Membranes in Oogenesis

Nucleus

Cytoplasm

Summary

References

The Membranes of the Fern Egg

The Nuclear Membrane

The Role of the Nuclear Membrane in Fertilization

The Egg Membrane

Conclusions

References

Role of the Gamete Membranes in Fertilization

Introduction

Sperm-Egg Association

Pattern of Sperm-Egg Association: Comparative Aspects

Membrane Activity: Special Considerations

Conclusion

References

Composition and Function of Microbial Cell Walls

Microbial Cell Walls

Capsules, Microcapsules, and Sheaths

Cellular Membranes vs. Cellular Form

References

Physiological Aspects of Membrane Function in Plant Cells during Development

Quantitative Aspects of Plant Cell Permeation and Relative Permeability of Tonoplast and Plasma Membrane

Membrane Permeability as a Function of Development or Aging

Permeability Changes in Relation to Maturation and Growth Hormones

Conclusion

References

The Problem of Adhesive Selectivity in Cellular Interactions

Cell and Tissue Affinities

Adhesive Codes

The Need for Criteria of Selectivity

Thermodynamics and the Arrangement of Cells

A Reference System: The Stochastic Model

The Criteria of Selectivity

The Problem of Direct Measurement

The Problem of Recognition of Self

References

Author Index

Subject Index




Details

No. of pages:
398
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1964
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323152228

About the Editor

Michael Locke

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