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Fundamentals of Biophysics / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Biophysics / Edition 1

by Andrey B. Rubin
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ISBN-13: 9781118842454
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Andrey B. Rubin is a professor of biophysics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in the Department of Biophysics. Born in Russia, he is chair of the National Committee for Biophysics in the Russian Academy of Science. He was head of the Department of Biophysics at MSU, Governer of the Task Force on Education in Biophysics, and a member of the RAS Council on Space Biology and Biological membrane since 2005. He has received many awards for his contributions to the science of biophysics, holds many patents and inventions, and authored of numerous papers. He is also on the editorial board of the journal, Biophysics, in the Russian language.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Dynamic Properties of Biological Processes 1

2 Types of Dynamic Behavior of Biological Systems 17

3 Kinetics of Enzyme Processes 35

4 Distributed Biological Systems. Chaotic Processes 45

5 Mathematical Models in Ecology 61

6 Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes in Biological Systems Near Equilibrium 77

7 Thermodynamics of Systems Far from Equilibrium 93

8 Physicochemical Principles of Biopolymer Structure 101

9 Intramolecular Dynamics of Proteins 121

10 Physical Models of Protein Dynamic Mobility 133

11 Energy Migration and Electron Transport in Biological Structures 141

12 Mechanisms of Enzyme Catalysis 151

13 Physicochemical Features of Biological Membranes. Ionic Equilibria 157

14 Passive Transport of Substances Across Membranes 171

15 Channels and Carriers. Active Transport 179

16 Transport of Ions in Excitable Membranes 185

17 Primary Processes of Energy Transformation in Photosynthesis 191

18 Energy Transformation in Biological Membranes 199

Further Reading 207

Index 209

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