An Introduction to Biological Membranes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080931286
  • ISBN-13: 9780080931289
  • DDC: 571.64
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 378 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts covers many aspects of membrane structure/function that bridges membrane biophysics and cell biology. Offering cohesive, foundational information, this publication is valuable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and membranologists who seek a broad overview of membrane science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Biological Membranes.
2: Membrane History.
3: Water and the Hydrophobic Effect.
4: Membrane Lipids: Fatty Acids.
5: Membrane Polar Lipids.
6: Membrane Proteins.
7: Membrane Sugars.
8: From Lipid Bilayers to Lipid Rafts.
9: Basic Membrane Properties of the Fluid Mosaic Model.
10: Lipid Membrane Properties.
11: Long-Range Membrane Properties.
12: Membrane Isolation Methods.
13: Membrane Reconstitution.
14: Membrane Transport.
15: Membranes and Human Health.
Appendix A: Chronology of Membrane Studies.