Mammalian Cell Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408707237, 9781483162782

Mammalian Cell Membranes

1st Edition

Volume 2: The Diversity of Membranes

Editors: G. A. Jamieson D. M. Robinson
eBook ISBN: 9781483162782
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd December 1976
Page Count: 376
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Mammalian Cell Membranes, Volume Two: The Diversity of Membranes is a collection of reviews focusing on to specific types of intra- and extracellular membranes.

The compendium contains 10 contributions devoted to the review of mammalian cell membranes. The topics covered in the book include the organization of the plasma membrane of mammalian cells, membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum and the secretory system and their role in plasma membrane regulation, and the structure of mitochondrial membranes. The nuclear envelope in mammalian cells, the myelin sheath, and the microvilli and cilia are also discussed.

Cytologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, and anatomists will find the book very useful.

Table of Contents



1 The Organization of the Plasma Membrane of Mammalian Cells: Structure in Relation to Function

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Chemical Composition and Membrane Architecture

1.3 Lipid Fluidity and Membrane Function

1.4 Some Consequences of Translateral Movement

1.5 A Special Class of Proteins: Transplantation Antigens

1.6 Regional Specialization of the Cell Surface Membrane

1.7 Regulatory Molecules (Hormones, Mitogens and Natural Growth Factors) Interacting with the Cell Surface

1.8 Cell Contact and Growth Control

2 Membrane of the Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Secretary System and their Role in Plasma Membrane Regulation

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Membranes of the Endoplasmic Reticulum

2.3 Membranes of the Secretory System

2.4 Withdrawal of Membrane from the Plasma Membrane and its Consequences

2.5 Final Note

3 Membranes of the Golgi Apparatus

3.1 Morphology

3.2 Chemical Composition

3.3 Functional Roles of Golgi Membranes

3.4 Biogenesis of Golgi Membranes

4 The Structure of Mitochondrial Membranes

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Mitochondrial Outer Membrane

4.3 The Mitochondrial Inner Membrane

5 Lysosomal Membranes

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Stability of the Lysosomal Membrane

5.3 Permeability of the Lysosomal Lembrane in Vitro

5.4 Permeability of the Lysosomal Membrane in the Cell

5.5 Permeability of the Lysosomal Membrane and Function of Lysosomes

5.6 Origin of the Lysosomal Membrane

5.7 Chemical and Enzymatic Composition of the Lysosomal Membrane

6 Microbody Membranes

6.1 General Properties of the Organelle


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G. A. Jamieson

D. M. Robinson

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