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Handbook of Lipid Membranes

Molecular, Functional, and Materials Aspects

Edited by: Cyrus R. Safinya , Joachim O. Rädler

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9781466555723
eBook ISBN: 9780429194078
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429194078
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Book description

This handbook provides a unique overview of lipid membrane fundamentals and applications. The fascinating world of lipids that harbor and govern so many biological functionalities are discussed within the context of membrane structures, interactions, and shape evolution. Beyond the fundamentals in lipid science, this handbook focuses on how scientists are building bioinspired biomimetic systems for applications in medicine, cosmetics, and nanotechnology.

Key Features:

  • Includes experimental and theoretical overviews on the role of lipids, with or without associated biomolecules, as structural components imparting distinct membrane shapes and intermembrane interactions
  • Covers the mechanisms of lipid-membrane curvature, by peptide and protein binding, and the roles of signalling lipids and the cytoskeleton in plasma membrane shape evolution
  • Covers advanced X-ray and force measurement techniques
  • Discusses applications in biomedicine, cosmetics, and nanotechnology, including lipid vectors in nucleic acid, drug delivery in dermal applications, and lipid-based sensors and artificial biointerfaces
  • Covers artificial membranes from block copolymers, synthetic copolypeptides, and recombinant proteins
  • Includes an exciting section that explores the role of lipids in the origin of life in hydrothermal conditions

This book is a highly informative companion for professionals in biophysics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and material and pharmaceutical sciences and bioengineering.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Short History of Membrane Physics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Structures and Interactions in Freely Suspended Multilayer Membranes and Dilute Lamellar Fluid Membranes from Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Structures of Lipid Membranes: Cubic and Inverse Hexagonal Phases Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Structure of Lipid Membranes by Advanced X-Ray Scattering and Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Adhesion Protein Architecture and Intermembrane Potentials: Force Measurements and Biological Significance Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Charged Membranes: Poisson–Boltzmann Theory, The DLVO Paradigm, and Beyond Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Membrane Shape Evolution In Vitro  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Mechanisms of Membrane Curvature Generation by Peptides and Proteins: A Unified Perspective on Antimicrobial Peptides Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Lipid Membrane Shape Evolution and the Actin Cytoskeleton Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Effects of Osmotic Stress on Topologically Closed Membrane Compartments Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cationic Liposomes as Spatial Organizers of Nucleic Acids in One, Two, and Three Dimensions: Liquid Crystal Phases with Applications in Delivery and Bionanotechnology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Lipids in DNA, RNA, and Peptide Delivery for In Vivo Therapeutic Applications Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Electrostatics of Lipid Membranes Interacting with Oppositely Charged Macromolecules Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Lipid-Based Bioanalytical Sensors Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Lipids in Dermal Applications: Cosmetics and Pharmaceutics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Supported Lipid Bilayers Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Artificial Membranes Composed of Synthetic Copolypeptides Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Synthetic Membranes from Block Copolymers, Recombinant Proteins, and Dendrimers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Amphiphilic Self-Assembly and the Origin of Life in Hydrothermal Conditions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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