This book provides in-depth presentations in membrane biology by specialists of international repute. The volumes examine world literature on recent advances in understanding the molecular struc-ture and properties of membranes, the role they play in cellular physiology and cell-cell interactions, and the alterations leading to abnormal cells. Illustrations, tables, and useful appendices com-plement the text. Those professionals actively working in the field of cell membrane investigations as well as biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, physicians, and academicians, will find this work beneficial.
Table of Contents
1.The Evolution of Membrane Models 2.Protein-Protein Interactions in Cell Membranes 3.Lateral Mobility of Proteins in Membranes 4.Lateral Diffusion of Lipids 5. Topological Asymmetry and Flip-Flop of Phospholipids in Biological Membranes 6. Membrane Fluidity: Molecular Basis and Physiological Significance 7. Lipid Dependence of Membrane Enzymes 8. Protein-Lipid Interactions in Biological Membranes 9. Basement Membrane Structure, Function, and Alter-ation in Disease.