Phase Transitions in Cell Biology / Edition 1

Phase Transitions in Cell Biology / Edition 1

by Gerald H. Pollack
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048179440

ISBN-13: 9789048179442

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

A compendium of some of the far-reaching presentations made at an international symposium in Poitiers, France, as well as other compelling papers on the subject, this work should be suitable for anyone interested in the nature of biological function.

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A compendium of some of the far-reaching presentations made at an international symposium in Poitiers, France, as well as other compelling papers on the subject, this work should be suitable for anyone interested in the nature of biological function.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048179442
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. On the Reversible Abrupt Structural Changes in Nerve Fibers Underlying Their Excitation and Conduction Processes, Ichiji Tasaki. Nonequilibrium Phase Transition in Scattered Cell Communities Coupled by Auto/Paracrine-Like Signalling, H. Berry. InterfacialWater Compartments on Tendon/Collagen and in Cells, I.L. Cameron and G.D. Fullerton. The Role of Ion-Exchange on Trypsin Premature Activation in Zymogen Granules, Y.X. Ding, E. Chen, K. Yang and W.-C. Chin. Whole-Cell Phase Transition in Neurons and its Possible Role in Apoptotic Cell Death, F. Gallyas and J. Pal. Puzzles of Cell and Animal Physiology in View of the Chain-Ordering Transition in Lipid Membrane, D.P. Kharakoz. Ephemeral Gels: The Biological Example Applied to a New Type of Polymers, J. Picard, S. Giraudier and V. Larreta-Garde. The Cytoskeleton of the Living Cell as an Out-of-Equilibrium System, Guillaume Lenormand, Adriano M. Alencar, Xavier Trepat, En-hua Zhou, Ben Fabry, James P. Butler and Jeffrey J. Fredberg. Unexpected Linkage Between Unstirred Layers, Exclusion Zones, and Water, Gerald H. Pollack and James Clegg. 'Autothixotropy' of Water – An Unknown Physical Phenomenon, and its Possible Importance for the Cytoskeleton, Bohumil Vybiral and Pavel Voracek. Propagation of Volume Phase Transitions as a Possible Mechanism for Movement in Biological Systems, Yeghiazarian and R. Lux. Cell Plasma Membranes and Phase Transitions, Mark M. Banaszak Holl. Index. Contributors.

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