The Elsevier book-series Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, provides a global platform for a broad community of experimental and theoretical researchers studying cell membranes, lipid model membranes and lipid self-assemblies from the micro- to the nanoscale. Planar lipid bilayers are widely studied due to their ubiquity in nature and find their application in the formulation of biomimetic model membranes and in the design of artificial dispersion of liposomes. Moreover, lipids self-assemble into a wide range of other structures including micelles and the liquid crystalline hexagonal and cubic phases. Consensus has been reached that curved membrane phases do play an important role in nature as well, especially in dynamic processes such as vesicles fusion and cell communication. Self-assembled lipid structures have enormous potential as dynamic materials ranging from artificial lipid membranes to cell membranes, from biosensing to controlled drug delivery, from pharmaceutical formulations to novel food products to mention a few. An assortment of chapters in APLBL represents both an original research as well as comprehensives reviews written by world leading experts and young researchers.
- The APLBL book series gives a survey on recent theoretical as well as experimental results on lipid micro and nanostructures.
- In addition, the potential use of the basic knowledge in applications like clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering and food products is presented.
- An assortment of chapters in APLBL represents both an original research as well as comprehensives reviews written by world leading experts and young researchers.
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Mathias Viard and Anu Puri
- Effect of Lipid Bilayer Composition on Membrane Protein Association
Aiswarya B. Pawar, Xavier Prasanna and Durba Sengupta
- Biomembrane Organization and Function: The Decisive Role of Ordered Lipid Domains
Joaquim T. Marquês, Catarina A. C. Antunes, Filipa C. Santos and Rodrigo F. M. de Almeida
- Membrane-Bound Conformations of Antimicrobial Agents and their Modes of Action
Upayan Baul and Satyavani Vemparala
- Phenomenology Based Multiscale Models as Tools to Understand Cell Membrane and Organelle Morphologies
Ramakrishnan Natesan and Ravi Radhakrishnan
- Membrane Microvesiculation and its Suppression Veronika Kralj-Iglic