Membrane Physiology is a soft-cover book containing portions of Physiology of Membrane Disorders, published in larger, hard-cover form in 1978. The parent volume was divided into five parts, described in detail in the Preface to the hard-cover edition, which is reproduced in this volume. The present version of Membrane Physiology incorporates the first three of these parts, including a section on the Nature of Biological Membranes, a section on Methods for Studying Membranes, and a section on General Problems in Membrane Biology. It is the hope of the Editors that this smaller volume will be of value to individuals interested in general physiology, the methods for studying general physiology, and its potential application to problems of clinical and physiological relevance. The Preface to Physiology of Membrane Disorders indicates our general reasoning for developing such a volume. THOMAS E. ANDREOLI JOSEPH F. HOFFMAN DARRELL D. FANESTIL Vll Preface to Physiology of Membrane Disorders The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a rational frame of reference for assessing the pathophysiology of those disorders in which derangements of membrane transport processes are a major factor responsible for the clinical manifestations of disease.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of ContentsI: The Nature of Biological Membranes.- 1: The Anatomy of Biological Interfaces.- 2: Dynamics of Lipids in Biomembranes.- 3: Membrane Proteins: Structure and Arrangement in the Membrane.- II: Methods for Studying Membranes.- 4: The Nature and Limitations of Electron Microscopic Methods in Biology.- 5: Isolation and Characterization of Biological Membranes.- 6: Ultraviolet Absorption, Circulation Dichroism, and Optical Rotatory Dispersion in Biomembrane Studies.- 7: Mathematical Models of Membrane Transport Processes.- 8: Tracers in the Study of Membrane Processes.- 9: Principles of Water and Nonelectrolyte Transport across Membranes.- 10: Principles of Electrical Methods for Studying Membrane Movements of Ions.- 11: Lipid Bilayer Membranes: Their Permeability Properties as Related to Those of Cell Membranes.- III: General Problems in Membrane Biology.- 12: Ion Selectivity in Membrane Permeation.- 13: Electrically Neutral Ion Transport in Biomembranes.- 14: Na and K Transport in Red Blood Cells.- 15: Ion-Coupled Transport across Biological Membranes.- 16: The Provision of Cellular Metabolic Energy for Active Ion Transport.- 17: Regulation of Cellular Volume.- 18: Cell-to-Cell Communication: Permeability, Formation, Genetics, and Functions of the CellCell Membrane Channel.- 19: Genes and Membranes.- 20: Membrane Immunology and Permeability Functions.- 21: The Interaction of Hormones with Biological Membranes.- 22: Modification of Membrane Function by Drugs.