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



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


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


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


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


5. Membrane Fluidity and Membrane Receptor Function

I. Introduction

II. Specific Receptor and Hormone Systems

III. Summary and Conclusions


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




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Roland C. Aloia

Joan M. Boggs

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