1st Edition

Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes Theory and Basic Sciences

    352 Pages
    by CRC Press

    352 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


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