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Microcompartmentation and Phase Separation in Cytoplasm - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123645968, 9780080857312

Microcompartmentation and Phase Separation in Cytoplasm, Volume 192

1st Edition

A Survey of Cell Biology

Serial Editor: Kwang Jeon
Serial Volume Editors: Harry Walter Donald Brooks Paul Srere
eBook ISBN: 9780080857312
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123645968
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th October 1999
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

Physicochemical Properties of Aqueous Phase Systems and Partitioning Behavior of Biomaterials:
V. Tolstoguzov, Compositions and Phase Diagrams for Aqueous Systems Based on Proteins and Polysaccharides.
G. Johansson and H. Walter, Partitioning and Concentrating Biomaterials in Auqeous Phase Systems.
G. Kopperschläger, Effects of Specific Binding Reactions on the Partitioning Behavior of Biomaterials.
H. Cabezas, Properties of Interfaces and Transport Across Them.
F. Tjerneld and H.-O. Johansson, Compartmentalization of Enzymes and Distribution of Products in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems.
Physicochemical Properties of Cytoplasm:
H.-O. Johansson, D.E. Brooks, and C.A. Haynes, Macromolecular Crowding and Its Consequences.
J.I. Clark and J.M. Clark, Lens Cytoplasmic Phase Separation.
K. Luby-Phelps, Cytoarchitecture and Physical Properties of Cytoplasm: Volume, Viscosity, Diffusion, Intracellular Surface Area.
T.Y. Aw, Intracellular Compartmentation of Organelles and Gradients of Low Molecular Weight Species.
J. Ovádi and P.A. Srere, Macromolecular Compartmentation and Channeling.
K.D. Garlid, The State of Water in Biological Systems.
L. Pagliaro, Mechanisms for Cytoplasmic Organization: An Overview.
Cytoplasm and Phase Separation:
D.E. Brooks, Can Cytoplasm Exist Without Undergoing Phase Separation?
H. Walter, Consequences of Phase Separation in Cytoplasm.
Chapter References.


International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology-both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.
This volume provides an overview of major cytoplasmic properties and events which including cytoarchitecture and the physical properties of cytoplasm, molecular compartmentation and gradients, channeling, sorting, and trafficking. It also addresses physicochemical events, both measured and anticipated, which attend solutions under conditions prevailing in cytoplasm: molecular crowding. It summarizes the current state of knowledge in the field and considers questions such as how molecules in cytoplasm interact.


Biochemists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, and physiologists.


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@from:Praise for the Series
@qu:"Invaluable reading for all biologists."
@qu:"In keeping with the high standards set by the editors... carefully prepared and edited in the customary fine format and well-illustrated style of Academic Press publications... this series is a significant contribution to a science that impinges on many fields."
@qu:"A valuable addition to any college library as current reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists."
@qu:"Maintains the tradition and set-up of the previous volumes and certainly provides up-to-date data on varied aspects of cytology... a valuable acquisition to any library."
@source:--THE NUCLEUS
@qu:"Should be on the shelf of any biomedical library."
@source:--Alvin Tesler, Northwestern Medical School, in DOODY'S

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About the Serial Editor

Kwang Jeon

Kwang Jeon

Kwang Jeon received his Ph.D. in cell physiology at King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1964 and taught at SUNY Buffalo and University of Tennessee. His research was concerned with the biogenesis and function of cell components in two major areas: Integration of intracellular symbionts into host cells leading to the acquisition of new cell components and cell variation; Membrane-protein recycling during endo- and exocytosis.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

About the Serial Volume Editors

Harry Walter

Affiliations and Expertise

Aqueous Phase Systems, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Donald Brooks

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Paul Srere

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.