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Formation and Fate of Cell Organelles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955807, 9780323154239

Formation and Fate of Cell Organelles

1st Edition

Editor: Katherine Brehme Warren
eBook ISBN: 9780323154239
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 360
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Formation and Fate of Cell Organelles presents the proceedings of the symposia of the International Society for Cell Biology. Contributors offer their views on various aspects of the problem of spontaneous assembly, particularly how cellular structures arise from the component molecules. They consider whether all cellular organelles and cells, themselves, can arise by spontaneous assembly, or whether some regulation is involved and the mechanisms underlying such regulation. This book is organized into 16 chapters and begins with an overview of self-assembling systems of equal units and how they can be built efficiently, focusing on quasi-equivalence and helical waves on bacterial flagella. This text also discusses the differences in free energy of the molecules in their various states and the use of the free energy of a particular array of molecules to predict what arrays will form. The reader is introduced to intermolecular forces and how macromolecular lipid structures assemble in vitro, along with developments in the resolution of the spindle fibers of the mitotic apparatus. The book also looks into the mechanisms underlying the disposition of microtubules in plant cells during interphase and mitosis, and then concludes with a chapter on some studies dealing with cytoplasmic genes and cytoplasmic inheritance. This book is a valuable source of information for scientists and researchers engaged in fields ranging from cytology and biology to chemistry, pathology, and biophysics.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

The Design of Self-Assembling Systems of Equal Units

Assembly of Macromolecular Lipid Structures in Vitro

Fibrillar Structure in the Mitotic Apparatus

The Disposition of Microtubules in Plant Cells during Interphase and Mitosis

On The Assemblage of Myofibrils

The Structure and Composition of Cilia

Problems of Morphopoiesis and Macromolecular Structure in Cilia

Architecture and Function of the Mammalian Centriole

Structure and Formation of Some Fibrillar Organelles in Protozoa

Irradiation of Cell Organelles by a Laser Microbeam: Problems and Techniques

The Formation, Physical Stability, and Physiological Control of Paucimolecular Membranes

The Organization of Protein in the Plasma Membrane

Hormone-Membrane Interaction: The Action of Insulin in Red Cell Systems

The Degree of Organization in the Bacterial Cell

Inheritance of Cytoplasmic Organelles

Cytoplasmic Genes and Organelle Formation

Author Index


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Katherine Brehme Warren

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