Water and the Cell

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This book deals with the role of water in cell function. Long recognized to be central to cell function, water’s role has not received the attention lately that it deserves. This book brings the role of water front and central. It presents the most recent work of the leading authorities on the subject, culminating in a series of sometimes astonishing observations. This volume will be of interest to a broad audience.

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Overview

This book deals with the role of water in cell function. Long recognized to be central to cell function, water’s role has not received the attention lately that it deserves. This book brings the role of water front and central. It presents the most recent work of the leading authorities on the subject, culminating in a series of sometimes astonishing observations. This volume will be of interest to a broad audience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048172283
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/24/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 A Convergence of Experimental and Theoretical Breakthroughs Affirms the PM theory of Dynamically Structures Cell Water on the Theory's 40th Birthday Gilbert N. Ling 1

2 Molecular Basis of Articular Disk Biomechanics: Fluid Flow and Water Content in the Temporomandibular Disk as Related to Distribution of Sulfur Christine L. Haskin Gary D. Fullerton Ivan L. Cameron 53

3 Coherent Domains in the Streaming Cytoplasm of a Giant Algal Cell V.A. Shepherd 71

4 The Glassy State of Water: A 'Stop and Go' Device for Biological Processes S.E. Pagnotta F. Bruni 93

5 Information Exchange within Intracellular Water Martin F. Chaplin 113

6 Biology's Unique Phase Transition Drives Cell Function Dan W. Urry 125

7 The Effects of Static Magnetic Fields, Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and Mechanical Vibration on Some Physicochemical Properties of Water Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan Armine M. Amyan Gayane S. Ayrapetyan 151

8 Solute Exclusion and Potential Distribution Near Hydrophilic Surfaces Jianming Zhang Gerald H. Pollack 165

9 Vicinal Hydration of Biopolymers: Cell Biological Consequences W. Drost-Hansen 175

10 The Liquid Crystalline Organism and Biological Water Mae-Wan Ho Zhou Yu-Ming Julian Haffegee Andy Watton Franco Musumeci Giuseppe Privitera Agata Scordino Antonio Triglia 219

11 The Unfolded Protein State Revisited Patricio A. Carvajal Tyre C. Lanier 235

12 Some Properties of Interfacial Water: Determinants for Cell Architecture and Function? Frank Mayer Denys Wheatley Michael Hoppert 253

13 Donnan Potential in Hydrogels of Poly(Methacrylic Acid) and its Potassium Salt Alexander P. Safronov Tatyana F. Shklyar Vadim S. Borodin Yelena A. SimirnovaSergey Yu. Sokolov Gerald H. Pollack Felix A. Blyakhman 273

14 Biological Significance of Active Oxygen-Dependent Processes in Aqueous Systems Vladimir L. Voeikov 285

15 The Comprehensive Experimental Research on the Autothixotropy of Water Bohumil Vybiral 299

16 Non-Bulk-Like Water in Cellular Interfaces Ivan L. Cameron Gary D. Fullerton 315

17 The Physical Nature of the Biological Signal, a Puzzling Phenomenon: The Critical Contribution of Jacques Benvensite Yoléne Thomas Larbi Kahhak Jamal Aissa 325

18 Freezing, Flow and Proton NMR Properties of Water Compartments in the Temporomandibular Disc Christine L. Haskin Gary D. Fullerton Ivan L. Cameron 341

Index 353

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