Progress in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080090658, 9781483157030

Progress in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

1st Edition

Progress Series, Volume 7

Editors: J. A. V. Butler B. Katz
eBook ISBN: 9781483157030
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1957
Page Count: 370
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Progress in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Volume 7 focuses on the applications of physical or physicochemical ideas and methods to biological problems, including the use of isotopes to investigate metabolic processes. Other subjects discussed in detail are the electric organs of fishes; the thermodynamics of agglutination of red cells; muscle structure and function; and the structure of bone. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a review of the mechanisms of discharge of electric organs in fish in the contexts of general and comparative electrophysiology, paying particular attention to synaptic excitability and the involvement of several electrogenic components in the reflex discharge. The evolution of electric organs in fish is also discussed. The following chapters explore the thermodynamics of isohemagglutinins; use of labeled plasma proteins to study nutritional problems; use of isotopes to analyze intermediary metabolism; and X-crystal analysis of bone. The final two chapters are devoted to muscle structure and theories of contraction, chloroplast structure, and energy conversion in photosynthesis. This volume will be of interest to biophysicists, physicists, and physical chemists working with biological materials.

Table of Contents



1 The Mechanisms of Discharge of the Electric Organs in Relation to General and Comparative Eleotrophysiology

2 Thermodynamic Study of the Isohabmagglutinins

3 Use of Labeled Plasma Proteins in the Study of Nutritional Problems

4 The Use of Isotopes in the Study of Intermediary Metabolism

5 The X-ray Crystal Analysis of Bone

6 Muscle Structure and Theories of Contraction

7 Chloroplast Structure and Energy Conversion in Photosynthesis

Name Index

Subject Index


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