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Springer Series in Biophysics

The Biophysics of Cell Membranes

Biological Consequences

Editors: Epand, Richard M., Ruysschaert, Jean-Marie (Eds.)

  • Provides up-to-date reviews Written by experts in the field
  • Discusses membrane effects on biological function with new concepts and methodologies
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This volume focuses on the modulation of biological membranes by specific biophysical properties. The readers are introduced to emerging biophysical approaches that mimick specific states (like membrane lipid asymmetry, membrane curvature, lipid flip-flop, lipid phase separation) that are relevant to the functioning of biological membranes. The first chapter describes innovative methods to mimic the prevailing asymmetry in biological membranes by forming asymmetrical membranes made of monolayers with different compositions. One of the chapters illustrates how physical parameters, like curvature and elasticity, can affect and modulate the interactions between lipids and proteins. This volume also describes the sensitivity of certain ion channels to mechanical forces and it presents an analysis of how cell shape is determined by both the cytoskeleton and the lipid domains in the membrane. The last chapter provides evidence that liposomes can be used as a minimal cellular model to reconstitute processes related to the origin of life.
 
Each topic covered in this volume is presented by leading experts in the field who are able to present clear, authoritative and up-to-date reviews. The novelty of the methods proposed and their potential for a deeper molecular description of membrane functioning are particularly relevant experts in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology, while also presenting clear and thorough introductions, making the material suitable for students in these fields as well.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Preparation and Physical Properties of Asymmetric Model Membrane Vesicles

    St. Clair, Johnna R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Spontaneous Lipid Flip-Flop in Membranes: A Still Unsettled Picture from Experiments and Simulations

    Sperotto, Maria Maddalena (et al.)

    Pages 29-60

  • Membrane Lipid-Protein Interactions

    Brown, Michael F. (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Principles of Mechanosensing at the Membrane Interface

    Bavi, Navid (et al.)

    Pages 85-119

  • Lipid Domains and Membrane (Re)Shaping: From Biophysics to Biology

    Léonard, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 121-175

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-6244-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6243-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biophysics of Cell Membranes
Book Subtitle
Biological Consequences
Editors
  • Richard M. Epand
  • Jean-Marie Ruysschaert
Series Title
Springer Series in Biophysics
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6244-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6244-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6243-8
Series ISSN
0932-2353
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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