1st Edition

Permeability and Stability of Lipid Bilayers

By E. Anibal Disalvo, Sidney A. Simon Copyright 1995

    This book presents a comprehensive and coherent picture of how molecules diffuse across a liquid that is, on average, only two molecules thick. It begins by characterizing bilayers structurally, using X-ray diffraction, and then mechanically by measuring elastic moduli and mechanisms of failure. Emphasis is placed on the stability and mechanical properties of plant membranes that are subject to very large osmotic and thermal stresses. Using this information, the transport of molecules of increasing complexity across bilayers is analyzed.

    Determination of the Structure of Fluid Lipid Bilayer Membranes, S.H. White and M.C. Wiener
    Water and Membranes, S.-J. Marrink and M. Berkowitz
    Cohesion and Permeability of Lipid Bilayer Vesicles, D. Needham
    Freeze-Induced Destabilization of Cellular Membranes and Lipid Bilayers, P.L. Steponkus, M. Uemura, and M.S. Webb
    Permeability Alteration by Transmembrane Electric Fields: Electroporation, A.E. Sowers
    A Molecular Mechanism for the Transport of Water Across Phospholipid Bilayers, T.H. Haines and L.S. Liebovitch
    Permeability of Lipid Bilayers Near the Phase Transition, O.G. Mouritsen, K. Jørgensen, and T. Hønger
    Proton Permeation of Lipid Bilayers, D.W. Deamer and A.G. Volkov
    Influence of Charges and Dipoles on Macromolecular Adsorption and Permeability, D.S. Cafiso
    Permeability of Lipophilic Ions across Lipid Bilayers, P. Smejtek
    Fatty Acid Transport Across Membranes, A.M. Kleinfeld
    Propagation of Protons at the Water Membrane Interface: Microscopic Evaluation of a Macroscopic Process, M. Gutman, E. Nachliel, and Y. Tsfadia


    E. Anibal Disalvo, Sidney A. Simon