1st Edition

Permeability and Stability of Lipid Bilayers




ISBN 9780849345319
Published March 9, 1995 by CRC Press
288 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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
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