Plant Cell Membranes, Volume 148

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Nathan Colowick Nathan Kaplan
Serial Volume Editors: Helmut Sies Roland Douce
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121820480
eBook ISBN: 9780080882659
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 1987
Page Count: 762


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Table of Contents

Cells, Protoplasts, and Liposomes: Techniques of Cell Suspension Culture. Culture and Characteristics of Green Plant Cells. Preparation of Protoplasts from Plant Tissues for Organelle Isolation. Interaction of Plant Protoplast and Liposome. Liposomes as Carriers for the Transfer and Expression of Nucleic Acids into Higher Plant Protoplasts. Interspecific Transfer of Partial Nuclear Genomic Information by Protoplast Fusion.

Vacuoles and Tonoplasts: Isolation of Mature Vacuoles of Higher Plants: General Principles, Criteria for Purity and Integrity. Isolation of Vacuoles and Tonoplast from Protoplasts. Preparation of Tonoplast Vesicles from Isolated Vacuoles. Biochemical and Enzymatic Components of a Vacuolar Membrane: Tonoplast of Lutoids from Hevea Latex. Characterization of Tonoplast Enzyme Activities and Transport. Preparation of Tonoplast Vesicles: Applications to H+-Coupled Secondary Transport in Plant Vacuoles. Purification and Characterization of the Tonoplast H+-Translocating ATPase. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography for Simultaneous Kinetic Measurements of Adenine Nucleotides in Isolated Vacuoles.

Plastids: Isolation of Intact Chloroplasts: General Principles and Criteria of Integrity. Isolation of Plastids in Density Gradients of Percoll and Other Silica Sols. Purification of Chloroplasts Using Silica Sols. Separation of Chloroplasts and Cytosol from Protoplasts. Use of Thermolysin to Probe the Cytosolic Surface of the Outer Envelope Membrane from Plastids. Characterization of Plastid Polypeptides from the Outer and Inner Envelope Membranes. Isolation of Amyloplasts from Suspension Cultures of Soybean.<BR id=


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About the Editor-in-Chiefs

Nathan Colowick Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Nathan Kaplan Editor-in-Chief

About the Serial Volume Editors

Helmut Sies Serial Volume Editor

Helmut Sies is an Honorary Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received an Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1996. Dr. Sies is a member of the Northrhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Germany, and a Corresponding Member of both the Academy of Sciences of Heidelberg, Germany, and the Academy of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has received many awards and prizes, including the FEBS Anniversary Prize awarded by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 1978; the Distinguished Foreign Scholar award, MASUA, 1985; the Silver Medal, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1986; the Ernst Jung Preis fur Medizin, 1988; the Claudius-Galenus-Preis, 1990; and the ISFE-Preis, 1994. Dr. Sies sereves on the editorial board and advisory committee for twelve journals, has edited numerous books, and has published more than 400 original articles and chapters. He received his M.D. at the University of Munich in 1967 and currently serves as Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiological Chemistry at the University of Düsseldorf.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut Fur Physiologische Chemie, Germany

Roland Douce Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Grenoble, France