Ion Transport Across Membranes

Ion Transport Across Membranes

Incorporating Papers Presented at a Symposium Held at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, October, 1953

1st Edition - January 1, 1954

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  • Editor: Hans T. Clarke
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275772

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Ion Transport Across Membranes focuses on the process of ion transport across cell membranes, including ion permeability, biological membranes, and thermodynamics. The selection first offers information on ion transport across biological membranes and electrical processes in nerve conduction. Topics include diffusion through biological membranes, active transport, voltage-current relations in the membrane, myelinated nerve fibers, and sequence of events in a nerve impulse. The text then ponders on generation of bioelectric potentials and optical observations on the interaction between acetyl cholinesterase and its substrate. The publication takes a look at ion permeability of the red cell and renal mechanisms of electrolyte transport. The text also tackles membrane permeability and electrical potential; transport of ions through biological membranes from the standpoint of irreversible thermodynamics; and electrochemical studies with model membranes. Topics include membranes of high electrochemical activity in physicochemical and model studies of biological interest and membrane resting potential. The selection is a vital reference for readers interested in ion transport across membranes.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Note on the Work of Jacques Loeb

    Ion Transport Across Biological Membranes

    Electrical Processes in Nerve Conduction

    The Generation of Bioelectric Potentials


    Some Optical Observations on the Interaction between Acetyl Cholinesterase and Its Substrate

    Ion Permeability of the Red Cell

    Renal Mechanisms of Electrolyte Transport

    Membrane Permeability and Electrical Potential

    Transport of Ions Through Biological Membranes From the Standpoint of Irreversible Thermodynamics

    Transport of Ions Across Charged Membranes

    Electrochemical Studies with Model Membranes

    Theory of Protein Solutions

    Interaction of Proteins and Ions with Special Reference to Mercury Derivatives of Mercaptalbumin

    The Specificity of Metal-Protein Interactions

    Equilibrium and Sedimentation of Uncharged Particles in Inhomogeneous Electric Fields

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1954
  • Published: January 1, 1954
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275772

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Hans T. Clarke

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