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Springer Series in Synergetics

Physics of Bioenergetic Processes

Authors: Blumenfeld, L. A.

Editors: Haken, H. (Ed.)

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According to its definition, synergetics is concerned with the cooperation of indi­ vidual parts of a system that produces macroscopic temporal, spatial or functional structures. A good deal of the volumes published within this series dealt with the formation of truly macroscopic structures which we can s. ee with our eyes. A common scheme could be developed to understand the formation of many patterns through self-organization. In particular, we have to use concepts which go beyond conventio­ nal thermodynamics. New ideas became crucial. We have to study kinetic processes, and often few highly excited degrees of freedom play the decisive role in the evo­ lution of structures. Over the past years it has turned out that quite similar lines of approach apply to a world which at first sight would be classified as "microsco­ pic". That world consists of processes in which biomolecules are involved. An impor­ tant example for the problems occurring there is provided by Manfred Eigen's theory of evolution of life at the molecular level (cf. his contribution to Volume 17 of this series). Another important example has been provided by Blumenfeld's book on problems of biological physics (Vol. 7 of this series). There it was proposed to treat biological molecules as machines which, in a certain sense, work through "macros­ copic" degrees of freedom.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Blumenfeld, Professor Lev Alexandrovitsch

  • Phenomenology of Bioenergetic Processes

    Pages 4-29

    Blumenfeld, Professor Lev Alexandrovitsch

  • Membrane Phosphorylation: Chemiosmotic Concept and Other Hypotheses

    Pages 30-68

    Blumenfeld, Professor Lev Alexandrovitsch

  • Proteins as Molecular Machines

    Pages 69-93

    Blumenfeld, Professor Lev Alexandrovitsch

  • Conformational Relaxation as the Elementary Act of Bioenergetic Processes

    Pages 94-118

    Blumenfeld, Professor Lev Alexandrovitsch

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Bioenergetic Processes
Authors
Editors
  • H. Haken
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-68525-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-68525-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-68527-9
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 132
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