Water Transport in Biological Membranes: Volume I: From Model Membranes to Isolated Cells

1st Edition

Gheorghe Benga

CRC Press
Published December 13, 2017
Reference - 211 Pages
ISBN 9781315898544 - CAT# K348127


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There is a general agreement that investigating the permeability characterises of biological membranes not only has intrinsic value but could also contribute to our understanding of the function and structure of membranes. The main purpose of this book is to provide in-depth presentations of physical techniques for measuring water transport and their applications to a variety of biological membranes, from model membrane systems to cell membranes, and then from isolated cells to multicellular barrier systems, such as epithelia or even whole organisms. This survey of water transport in such a broad range of membrane systems will hopefully contribute to understanding of the structure-function relationships and molecular mechanisms of water permeation. Moreover, the description of various techniques, together with a review of literature will enable the readers to assess whether a technique would be useful in helping to solve his or her problem of research and will also expand their competence in these techniques.

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