Functional Organization of Vertebrate Plasma Membrane, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124171168
  • ISBN-13: 9780124171169
  • DDC: 572.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 374 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Current Topics in Membranes is targeted toward scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, providing the necessary membrane research to assist them in discovering the current state of a particular field and in learning where that field is heading. This volume covers recent breakthroughs in understanding the molecular and cellular basis for patterning vertebrate plasma membranes.  A special emphasis is placed on physiological function with chapters covering signaling in the nervous system and heart, vision, and the immune system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Previous Volumes in Series.
1: Spectrin- and Ankyrin-Based Membrane Domains and the Evolution of Vertebrates.
2: The Human Erythrocyte Plasma Membrane.
3: Membrane Protein Dynamics and Functional Implications in Mammalian Cells.
4: Evolving Form to Fit Function.
5: Excitable Domains of Myelinated Nerves.
6: Microdomains of SNARE Proteins in the Plasma Membrane.
7: Photoreceptor Inner and Outer Segments.
8: The Evolutionary Origin of Epithelial Cell–Cell Adhesion Mechanisms.
9: “Cell Biology Meets Physiology: Functional Organization of Vertebrate Plasma Membranes”—The Immunological Synapse.
Color Plate.