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Membrane Biomechanics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128210215, 9780128210222

Membrane Biomechanics, Volume 86

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Irena Levitan Andreea Trache
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210215
eBook ISBN: 9780128210222
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd October 2020
Page Count: 326
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Table of Contents

1. Lipid bilayers: Phase behavior and nanomechanics

Lorena Redondo-Morata, Patricia Losada-Pérez and Marina Inés Giannotti

2. Membrane modulatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids: Analysis of molecular level interactions

Brendan C. Bunker, Jordan L. De Groot and Manuela A.A. Ayee

3. Cell membrane mechanics and mechanosensory transduction

Boris Martinac, Yury A. Nikolaev, Giulia Silvani, Navid Bavi, Valentin Romanov, Yoshitaka Nakayama, Adam D. Martinac, Paul Rohde, Omid Bavi and Charles D. Cox

4. Mechanics of the cell: Interaction mechanisms and mechanobiological models

Caleb Liebman, Andrew McColloch, Manoochehr Rabiei, Alan Bowling and Michael Cho

5. Mechanisms of endothelial stiffening in dyslipidemia and aging: Oxidized lipids and shear stress

Liz Le Master, Sang Joon Ahn and Irena Levitan

6. Vascular smooth muscle stiffness and its role in aging

Andreea Trache, Michael P. Massett and Christopher R. Woodman

7. Mechanobiology of microvesicle release, uptake, and microvesicle-mediated activation

Samantha C. Schwager and Cynthia A. Reinhart-King

8. The interplay of membrane cholesterol and substrate on vascular smooth muscle biomechanics

Hanna J. Sanyour, Alex P. Rickel and Zhongkui Hong

9. Roles of microglial membranes in Alzheimer's disease

Jae-Won Shin and James C. Lee


Membrane Biomechanics, Volume 86, the latest release in the Current Topics in Membranes series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Lipid bilayers: phase behavior and mechanics, Molecular mechanisms of cell membrane structure modification by omega-3 fatty acids, Mechanical properties of magnetoliposomes, Mechanosensitive ion channels and membrane tension, From cell membrane to the nuclear membrane through modulation of cytoskeleton, Endothelial stiffness in dyslipidemia and aging, Vascular smooth muscle stiffness in aging and vascular disease, Mechanobiology of macrovesicle release and activation, Interplay of membrane cholesterol and substrate on vascular smooth muscle mechanics, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Current Topics in Membranes series
  • Includes the latest information on Membrane Biomechanics


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Irena Levitan

Irena Levitan, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in Biophysics and Neurobiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994 and completed postdoctoral training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Institute for Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the biophysical properties of endothelial membranes and sub-membrane cytoskeleton. Specifically, the studies of her group, which combine computational and experimental biophysical approaches, provided the first comprehensive structural insights into cholesterol regulation of K+ channels. In 2012, she was named a Guyton Distinguished Lecturer “for her quantitative and biophysical work on cholesterol modulation of ion channels and how this can affect integrated organ function”. She and her group also discovered a paradoxical relationship between fluidity/deformability of the membrane and cell stiffness. In 2018, she was elected a Fellow of AIMBE for “outstanding contributions to our understanding of lipid-ion channel interactions, cellular biomechanics and vascular dysfunction under dyslipidemia”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Andreea Trache

Andreea Trache is at Texas A&M University, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, USA