First published in 1996, liposomes have become an important model in fundamental biomembrane research, including biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological studies of membranes and cell function. They are thoroughly studied in several applications, such as drug delivery systems in medical applications and as controlled release systems, microencapsulating media, signal carriers, support matrices, and solubilizers in other applications. While medical applications have been extensively reviewed in recent literature, there is a need for easily accessible information on applications for liposomes beyond pharmacology and medicine. The Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes fills this void.This unique new handbook series presents recent developments in the use of liposomes in many scientific disciplines, from studies on the origin of life, protein function, and vesicle shapes, to applications in cosmetics, diagnostics, ecology, bioreclamation, and the food industry. In these volumes many of the top experts contribute extensive reviews of their work.
Liposomes: From Gene Delivery and Diagnostics to Ecology, D.D. Lasic and Y. Barenholz
Liposomes in Gene Therapy, D.D. Lasic
Structural Features of DNA-Cationic Liposome Complexes and Their Implication for Transfection, A. Minsky, R. Ghirlando, and H. Gershon
Delivery of DNA, RNA, and Proteins by Cationic Liposomes, H. Farhood and L. Huang
Advances in the Design and Application of Cytofectin Formulations, P.L. Felgner, Y.J. Tsai, and J.H. Felgner
Gene Transfer to Plants by Lipofection and Electroporation, M. Maccarrone, A. Rossi, and A. Finazzi Agro
The Contribution of Cationic Derivatives of Phospholipids and Cholesterol to the Bioadhesiveness of Liposomes and Their Transfection Performance, L.S.S. Guo, R. Radhakrishnan, and M. Man
Liposomes in Cosmetics: How and Why?, G. Vanlerberghe
Transport of Liposome Entrapped Molecules into the Skin as Studied by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imaging Methods, M. Sentjurc and V. Gabrijelcic
Some Large-Scale, Non-Medical Applications of Non-Phospholipid Liposomes, D.F.H. Wallach and R. Mathur
Liposomal Formulations of Agrichemical Pesticides, P.J. Quinn and S.F. Perrett
Liposomes and Cheesemaking, P. Dufour, E. Laloy, J.-C. Vuillemard, and R.E. Simard
Use of Liposomes for Wool Dyeing, A. de la Maza, L. Coderch, A.M. Manich, P. Bosch, and J.L. Parra
Liposomes as a Model System to Study Shark Repellency, E. Kalmanzon, E. Zlotkin, and Y. Barenholz
Use of Antigen-Coupled Liposomes for Homogeneous Immunoassays of Polyclonal Antibody, S. Katoh, M. Kishimura, and H. Fukuda
Liposomes in Immunodiagnostics, A.K. Singh and R.G. Carbonell
Steric Stabilization of Liposomes Improves Their Use in Diagnostics, N. Emanuel, E. Kedar, O. Toker, E. Bolotin, and Y. Barenholz
Liposome-Amplified Immunodetermination of Environmental Contaminants, S.G. Reeves, S.T.A. Siebert, and R.A. Durst
The Use of Liposomes in Biodegradability Testing, R.M. Miller, I.Y. Jimenez, and R. Bartha
Microbe Entrapment in Giant Liposomes, G. Gregoriadis, I. Gursel, and S.G. Antimisiaris
Liposomes as a Model for Membrane Structures and Structural Transformations: A Liposome Album, B. Sternberg
Liposomes: Past, Present, and Future, D.D. Lasic and Y. Barenholz
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