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Water and the Cell

Editors: Pollack, Gerald H., Cameron, Ivan L., Wheatley, Denys N. (Eds.)

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This edited volume deals with the state of water in the vicinity of biological interfaces, both intracellular and extracellular. This issue is of critical importance, for the cell is extremely crowded with interfaces, and as a result practically all cell water is interfacial. The character, or state, of this water may therefore be central to cell function. What is meant by the ‘state of water?’ Few would question that water coming out of a household tap is a liquid, but water in an ice cube is something altogether different: it is a solid that floats on tap water (also known as bulk water). It is water in the solid state. The fact that ice floats is an indication that it is less dense than water. Clearly, the physical properties are different. Water molecules below 0 C form a crystal. In this crystal, the two positively charged hydrogen atoms of water bind to the double negative charges of oxygen atoms of two adjacent water molecules. The resulting crystal lattice is arranged in such a way as to be less dense than tap water, and constituent water molecules are also less mobile.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • A Convergence of Experimental and Theoretical Breakthroughs Affirms the PM theory of Dynamically Structured Cell Water on the Theory’s 40th Birthday

    Pages 1-52

    Ling, Gilbert N.

  • Molecular Basis of Articular Disk Biomechanics: Fluid Flow and Water Content in the Temporomandibular Disk as Related to Distribution of Sulfur

    Pages 53-70

    Haskin, Christine L. (et al.)

  • Coherent domains in the streaming cytoplasm of a giant algal cell

    Pages 71-92

    Shepherd, V.A.

  • The glassy state of water: A ‘stop and go’ device for biological processes

    Pages 93-112

    Pagnotta, S.E. (et al.)

  • Information Exchange within Intracellular Water

    Pages 113-124

    Chaplin, Martin F.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water and the Cell
Editors
  • Gerald H. Pollack
  • Ivan L. Cameron
  • Denys N. Wheatley
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4927-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4927-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4926-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7228-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 354
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