Biophysics of the Cell Surface

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Glaser, Roland (Editor), Gingell, David (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1990, 1990
Edition:1st ed. 1990
Series:Springer Series in Biophysics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I. Molecular Aspects
  • Translocation and distribution of phospholipids across eukaryotic plasma membranes
  • Protein-lipid interactions at membrane surfaces
  • The super-ordered fluid: A domain model of cell surface membranes
  • Membrane hydration
  • II. Physicochemical Aspects
  • Cell surface electrostatics and electrokinetics
  • Interfacial stability
  • Surface free energy contribution to cell interactions
  • General thermodynamic description of elastic properties of membranes
  • III. Functional Aspects
  • The influence of membrane electric field on cellular functions
  • Phospholipid vesicle fusion induced by cations and polyethylene glycol
  • Membrane fusion and lysis by the amphiphilic peptides induced by charge neutralization: A model study of virus membrane fusion mechanism
  • Significance of hydrophobic interactions in membrane fusion of enveloped viruses
  • Cell contact with solid surfaces
  • Cell-cell contacts
  • Membrane-cytoskeletal interactions in cell adhesion and locomotion
  • The behavior of cell surface components during cell locomotion: A quantitative approach