The Application of Laser Light Scattering to the Study of Biological Motion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468444896
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2013
  • Series: Nato Science Series A: (closed)
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1983
  • Pages: 705
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Physical Principles of Light Scattering.- Structure and Movement in Cells.- Applications of Laser Light Scattering to Biological Systems.- Techniques and Instrumentation.- Correlation Function Profile Analysis in Laser Light Scattering I. General Review on Methods of Data Analysis.- Correlation Function Profile Analysis in Laser Light Scattering II. A Hybrid Photon Correlation Spectrometer.- Electrophoretic Light Scattering: Modern Methods and Recent Applications to Biological Membranes and Polyelectrolytes.- Laser Doppler Velocimetry in a Biological Context.- Implementation of Two Different Techniques for Measuring Lateral Diffusion and Optimisation of the Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Concept.- Laser Doppler Microscopy: Especially as a Method for Studying Brownian Motion and Flow in the Sieve Tubes of Plants.- Studies of Neurotransmitter Receptor Interactions Using Quantitative Video Intensification Microscopy (V.I.M.).- Macromolecules and Gels.- Analysis of Diffusion of Biological Materials by Quasielastic Light Scattering.- The Diffusion of Compact Macromolecules Through Biological Gels.- Correlation Spectroscopy and Structural Properties of Macromolecular Solutions.- Depolarized Rayleigh Spectra of DNA in Solution.- Double Scattering in a Structured System of Particles.- Membranes and Amphiphilic Systems.- Fluorescence Techniques for the Study of Biological Motion.- Light Scattering by Model Membranes.- The Movement of Molecules Across Membranes: the Thermodynamic Analysis of the Dependence on Structure, Pressure and Temperature.- Light Scattering and Phase Transitions in GMO Membranes.- Photon Correlatior Studies of Phase Transitions in Lipid Monolayers.- Light Scattering from Micellar Solutions — Proposal for a Light Scattering Standard.- Laser Light Scattering Study of the Fractionation of Casein Micelles in Skim Milk by Controlled Pore Glass Chromotography.- Structural Studies on Bovine Casein Micelles by Laser Light Scattering.- Piological Applications.- Vesicles.- Structure and Dynamics of Disk Membrane Vesicles.- Vesicle Dynamics in Pollen Tubes.- A Preliminary Rheological Investigation of Living Physarum Endoplasm.- Muscles and Muscle Proteins.- The Application of Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering to the Study of Muscular Contraction.- Dynamic Light Scattering Study of Muscle F-Actin in Solution.- Further Evidence of Cross-Bridge Motion in Limulus Thick Myofilament Suspensions.- Stretch-Induced Transparency Change Associated With Cross-Bridge Deformation in Active Frog’s Muscle.- Actin Polymerization in Cell Cytoplasm.- Ctyoplasmic Streaming.- Dynamic Cellular Phenomena in Physarum Possibly Accessible to Laser Techniques.- Amoeboid Movement in Chaoscarolinensis.- Cytoplasmic Streaming in Plant Cells and Its Relation to the Cytoskeleton.- The Rotation Model for Filament Sliding as Applied to the Cytoplasmic Streaming.- Motility.- Motility of Living Cells and Micro-organisms.- Chemotaxis and Band Formation of Escherichia coli Studied by Light Scattering.- A Comparison of Models Used in the Analysis of Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering Data from Two Motile Systems: Spermatozoa and Chlamydomonasreinhardtii.- Light Scattering Studies of Biological Populations and Biological Structures.- Systematic Assessment of Sperm Motility.- The Application of Laser Light Scattering to the Study of Photo-Responses of Unicellular Motile Algae.- Concluding Statements.- A Biologist Sums Up.- Epilogue.- Participants.

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