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An Introduction to Biological Membranes

  • ID: 2230356
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • 378 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

  • 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.
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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

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Stillwell, William
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.
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