Membrane Fluidity in Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120530045, 9781483265537

Membrane Fluidity in Biology

1st Edition

Cellular Aspects

Editors: Roland C. Aloia Joan M. Boggs
eBook ISBN: 9781483265537
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th November 1985
Page Count: 316
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Membrane Fluidity in Biology, Volume 4: Cellular Aspects provides a unique interpretation of membrane and cellular activity, as well as cellular aspects of membrane fluidity. This book discusses the influence of membrane fluidity on enzyme activity, function of the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle, role of cholesterol in membrane function, phospholipid methylation, glycosyltransferases, and membrane fusion. The realm of normal cellular function and mechanisms involved in the modulation of cellular function by membrane lipids are also elaborated in this publication. This volume is intended for cell and molecular biologists and clinical-medical scientists, but is also beneficial to individuals researching on the effects of membrane lipids and fluidity in cellular function.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes

  1. Membrane Lipids, Membrane Fluidity, and Enzyme Activity I. Introduction II. Models of Membrane Structure III. Membrane Lipids, Membrane Fluidity, and Enzyme Activity IV. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions Addendum References
  2. Membrane Fluidity and the Function of the Ca2+-ATPase of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum I. Structure and Function of Sarcoplasmic Reticulum: General Aspects II. Role of Lipids in Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Function III. Effect of Temperature on Ca2+ Transport and Ca2+-ATPase Activity IV. Fluidity and Function: Spectroscopic Studies V. Boundary Lipids VI. Concluding Remarks References
  3. The Role of Cholesterol in Regulating Membrane Fluidity I. Introduction II. Sample Systems III. Lipid Phase Transitions IV. Effect of Cholesterol on the Phase Transition V. Cholesterol's Effect on Lipid Chain Fluidity VI. Phase Behavior of Cholesterol-Phospholipid Systems VII. Anomalous Behavior of a Cholesterol Analog VIII. Head Group Interactions IX. The Phospholipid Pretransition X. A New Look at Hydrogen Bonding XI. Stoichiometry of Cholesterol-Rich Domains XII. Structure of Cholesterol-Rich Domains XIII. Role of Sterols in Natural Membranes References
  4. Membrane Lipid Fluidity, Phase State, and Membrane Function in Prokaryotic Microorganisms I. Introduction II. Definition and Measurement of Membrane Fluidity III. Methods of Manipulating Membrane Lipid Fluidity IV. Arrhenius Plots of Growth Rates and of Membrane Transport Systems and Enzymes V. Membrane Lipid Fluidity and Phase State and Cell Growth VI. Membrane Lipid Fluidity and Phase State and Membrane Transport VII. Membrane-Bound Enzyme Activities VIII. Conclusions References 5 . The Modulation of Glycosyltransferase Activity in Golgi Memb


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