The Structural Basis of Membrane Function

The Structural Basis of Membrane Function

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editor: Youssef Hatafi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148023

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The Structural Basis of Membrane Function is a documentation of an international symposium of the same title. This book serves as a collection of the significant articles pertaining to the field of membrane research. It is composed of seven parts, where the first and last parts are articles contributed by scientific authorities. The book generally discusses the membrane research and this study’s relevance to the society. Then, the book specifically looks into membrane features, including its structure, processes in it, functions, and types. Some of the specific topics included in the discussion of each part are phospholipases and monolayers used in studies of membrane structure; molecular aspects of active transport; and electron-transfer in energy-transducing membranes. The book also explains the two functions in common of biological membranes; synaptic receptor proteins; and liver microsomal membranes. The scope of this book is broad and helpful to many fields of scienec. It will be of great benefit to students, teachers, scientists, and researchers in the field of biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and cellular biology among others.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    I IUB Lecture

    Science and the Developing Nations

    II Membrane Structure

    Membrane Structure: Introductory Remarks

    Phospholipases and Monolayers as Tools in Studies on Membrane Structure

    The Structure of an Ion Pump

    Structure and Biosynthesis of Mitochondrial Cytochromes in Baker's Yeast

    The Lateral Organisation of Lipids Around a Calcium Transport Protein: Evidence for a Phospholipid Annulus that Modulates Function

    Role of Adenine Nucleotides in the Structure and Function of the ATPase of the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane

    III Transport in Membranes

    Pathways and Stoichiometry of H+ and Ca2+ Transport Coupled to Electron Transport

    Glutathione, 7-Glutamyl Transpeptidase, and the 7-Glutamyl Cycle in Amino Acid Transport

    Molecular Aspects of Active Transport

    The Active Extrusion of Weak and Strong Electrolytes in Intact Mitochondria

    Ion Transport Through the Gramicidin A Channel

    IV Energy Transduction in Membranes

    Energy Transduction in Membranes

    Recent Advances on the Chemistry of the Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation System

    Probes of Energy Input in ATP Formation by Oxidative Phosphorylation

    Biochemical Genetics of Oxidative Phosphorylation

    On the Mechanism of Electron Flow and Charge Separation in the Ubiquinone-Cytochrome c Span of the Respiratory Chain

    Energy Transduction in Isolated Chloroplast Membranes

    V Regulatory Functions of Membranes

    Membrane Structure in Relation to the Principle of Energy Transduction and to the Principle Underlying the Control of Membrane Function

    Aldosterone-Mediated Changes in Lipid Metabolism in Relationship to Na+ Transport in the Amphibian Urinary Bladder

    Cholera Toxin, Membrane Glycolipids, and the Mechanism of Action of Peptide Hormones

    Mechanism of Carrier Transport and the ADP, ATP Carrier

    The Regulation of Muscle Function by the Tropomyosin-Troponin System

    VI Excitable Membranes

    Organisation of the Sodium Channels in Excitable Membranes

    Synaptic Receptor Proteins and Chemical Excitable Membranes

    Agonist-Antagonist Discrimination by Solubilized Acetylcholine Receptor

    VII Microsomal and Related Membranes

    Thermodynamic Control Features of the Pseudomonas putida Monoxygenase System

    The Metabolism of Polycyclic Hydrocarbons and Its Relationship to Chemical Carcinogenesis

    Liver Microsomal Membranes: Reconstitution of the Hydroxylation System Containing Cytochrome P-450

    The Microsomal Membrane: A Seraglio for Unique Electron Transport Carriers

    Membrane Association of Steroid Hydroxylases in Adrenal Cortex Mitochondria

    VIII Summary of the Symposium

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  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148023

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