Membrane Fluidity in Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120530038, 9781483266497

Membrane Fluidity in Biology

1st Edition

Disease Processes

Editors: Roland C. Aloia Joan M. Boggs
eBook ISBN: 9781483266497
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th August 1985
Page Count: 330
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Membrane Fluidity in Biology, Volume 3: Disease Processes focuses on the relationship of membrane lipid alterations and membrane fluidity to various pathological conditions, providing unique phenomenological conceptualizations of disease states. This book compiles comprehensive reviews on topics such as respiratory distress syndrome, diabetes and receptor function, muscular dystrophies, atherosclerosis, alcohol-membrane effects, and lymphocyte function and cancer. This publication also evaluates the interplay between membrane lipid alterations and membrane fluidity and abnormal cellular function, emphasizing how possible alterations in membrane lipids and cholesterol, and consequent changes in membrane fluidity can influence normal cellular activity and lead to pathological cellular function. This volume is intended for molecular and cellular biologists, clinician-scientists struggling with an understanding of the mechanisms of pathological processes, and biophysicists seeking research problems in pathology to study.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes

  1. Effects of Alcohols on Membrane Fluidity and Lipid Composition I. Introduction II. Effects of Alcohols on Membranes In Vitro III. Chronic Effects of Ethanol IV. Conclusions References
  2. Lipid Fluidity and Respiratory Distress Syndrome I. Introduction II. Pulmonary Surfactant in Normal Lungs III. Pulmonary Surfactant in Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Premature Newborn Infant IV. Summary References
  3. Membrane Fluidity in Normal and Malignant Lymphoid Cells I. Introduction II. Chemical Determinants and Physical Measurement of Membrane Fluidity III. Membrane Fluidity in Relation to Differentiation and Proliferation IV. Alterations in Lipid Fluidity in Leukemic Cell Membranes V. Summary and Conclusions References
  4. The Relationship of Membrane Fluidity to Degenerative Muscular Diseases I. Introduction II. Membrane Structure and Function III. Brief Description of Some of the Neuromuscular Disorders Studied IV. Studies Related to Membrane Fluidity in Degenerative Neuromuscular Diseases V. Conclusion References
  5. Membrane Fluidity and Membrane Receptor Function I. Introduction II. Specific Receptor and Hormone Systems III. Summary and Conclusions References
  6. Membrane Perturbations in Atherosclerosis I. Introduction II. Arterial Ultrastructure and Atherosclerosis III. The Role of the Endothelium IV. Endothelial Permeability V. Calcium Fluxes and Atherosclerosis VI. Interrelationship Between Ca2+ and Other Ionic Gradients VII. Progression of Atherosclerosis VIII. Hypothesis on the Development of Atherosclerosis IX. Membrane Modification in Atherosclerosis References Index

Details

No. of pages:
330
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483266497

About the Editor

Roland C. Aloia

Joan M. Boggs

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