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.
- Brings together different facets of membrane research in a universally understandable manner
- Emphasis on the historical development of the field
- Topics include membrane sugars, membrane models, membrane isolation methods, and membrane transport.
CHAPTER 1. Introduction to Biological Membranes
CHAPTER 2. Membrane History
CHAPTER 3. Water and the Hydrophobic Effect
CHAPTER 4. Membrane Lipids: Fatty Acids
CHAPTER 5. Membrane Polar Lipids
CHAPTER 6. Membrane Proteins
CHAPTER 7. Membrane Sugars
CHAPTER 8. From Lipid Bilayers to Lipid Rafts
CHAPTER 9. Basic Membrane Properties of the Fluid Mosaic Model
CHAPTER 10. Lipid Membrane Properties
CHAPTER 11. Long-Range Membrane Properties
CHAPTER 12. Membrane Isolation Methods
CHAPTER 13. Membrane Reconstitution
CHAPTER 14. Membrane Transport
CHAPTER 15. Membranes and Human Health
Appendix A. Chronology of Membrane Studies
Dr. Stillwell was a faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for 32 years where he taught a senior level course in Biological Chemistry and a graduate level course in Biological Membranes. He also led an active research lab on the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on model membrane structure and function. He has published 140 papers and 400 abstracts on membranes. He has been an Associate Editor of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. He retired in 2010 and now maintains Professor Emeritus status.