Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes: Theory and Basic Sciences, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes

Theory and Basic Sciences, 1st Edition

By Danilo D. Lasic, Yechezkel Barenholz

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9780367260965
pub: 2019-06-12

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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.

Table of Contents

Physical Characterization of Liposomes for Understanding Structure-Function Relationships in Biological Membranes, D. Marsh

The Suitability of Liposomes as Models for Studying Lipid Phase Transitions and Lipid Organization and Dynamics in Biological Membranes, R.N. McElhaney

Consequences of Phase Separations in Membranes, W.L.C. Vaz

What Do Probe Molecules Monitor in Lipid Bilayers?, U.A. van der Heide, H. Eviatar, and Y.K. Levine

Characterization of Liposomes and Vesicles by 31P-NMR, P.L. Yeagle

LIPIDAT: A Database of Lipid Phase Transition Temperatures, Enthalpy Changes, and Associated Information, M. Caffrey, R. Koynova, J. Hogan, and D. Moynihan

Liposomes and Membrane Stability, R.M. Epand and I. Polozov

Membrane Systems as Models for Studying Permeabilization Exemplified by Polyene Antibiotics, C. Salerno, C. Crif`ò, and E. Capuozzo

Liposomes as a Tool to Study Blood Coagulation, B.R. Lentz

Use of Liposomes for Administering Fluorescent Lipids and Studying Their Metabolism in Normal and Lipidotic Cells, S. Gatt, T. Dinur, S. Cerbu-Karabat, A. Dagan, and V. Agmon

Vesicles in Biological Systems and the Origin of Life-A Foreword to Section Two, Y. Barenholz and D. Lasic

Specifically Designed Lipid Assemblies as Tools for Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Soluble Biological Macromolecules, L. Lebeau, P. Schultz, H. Célia, P. Mésini, S. Nuss, C. Klinger, S. Olland, P. Oudet, and C. Mioskowski

Supermolecular Assembly of Peptide Molecules in Liposomes, Y. Imanishi and S. Kimura

Liposomes as a Model for Solubilization and Reconstitution of Membranes, D. Lichtenberg

Liposomes in Reconstitution of Ion-Pumps, F. Cornelius and J.V. Møller

Liposomes in Reconstitution of Proton-Motive Proteins, S. Papa, M. Lorusso, N. Capitanio, and F. Zanotti

Reconstitution of Gap Junction Channels: Liposomes as Tools to Assay the Activity of Channel-Forming Proteins, J.A. Díez and A. Villalobo

Kinetic, Thermodynamic, and Spectroscopic Studies of the Interactions between Redox Proteins and Lipid Bilayers, G. Tollin, Z. Salamon, and G. Cheddar

Transbilayer Transport Induced by Transmembrane pH Gradients in Liposomes: Implications for Biological Systems, M.J. Parr and P.R. Cullis

Liposome Models of Primitive Membrane Structures, D.W. Deamer and A.C. Chakrabarti

Self-Reproducing Liposomes and Chemicals Autopoiesis, P.L. Luigi and P. Walde

Lipid Vesicles as Model Systems for Archaea Membranes, A. Gliozzi and A. Relini

Liposomes in Biomineralization, E.D. Eanes

Liposome Interaction with Hydroxyapatite May Explain Calcification in Biological Systems, S. Sarig


About the Authors

Danilo D. Lasic, Yechezkel Barenholz, Ching-Hsien Huang, Shusen Li, Ole G Mouritsen, Shlomo Nir.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General