Cell and Model Membrane Interactions

  • Shinpei Ohki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lipid Membrane Organization and Molecular Partitions

    1. Andrew R. G. Dibble, Mark D. Yeager, Gerald W. Feigenson
      Pages 15-24
  3. Role of Macromolecules on Membrane Interaction

    1. W. Terence Coakley, Homa Darmani, Alec J. Baker
      Pages 25-45
    2. Derek Fisher, Cristina Delgado, John Morrison, Gerald Yeung, Colin Tilcock
      Pages 47-62
    3. Klaus Arnold, Mathias Krumbiegel, Olaf Zschörnig, Dieter Barthel, Shinpei Ohki
      Pages 63-87
  4. Role of Lipids and Proteins on Membrane Adhesion and Fusion

    1. Andreas Herrmann, Alain Zachowski, Phillipe F. Devaux, Robert Blumenthal
      Pages 89-113
    2. Paul Meers, Keelung Hong, Demetrios Papaphadjopoulos
      Pages 115-134
    3. Philip L. Yeagle, Daniel R. Kelsey, Thomas D. Flanagan, Joyce Young
      Pages 163-177
    4. Nejat Düzgüneş, Maria C. Pedroso de Lima, Charles E. Larsen, Leonidas Stamatatos, Diana Flasher, Dennis R. Alford et al.
      Pages 179-197
  5. Physical Basis Underlying Membrane Adhesion and Fusion

    1. J. K. Angarska, K. D. Tachev, I. B. Ivanov, P. A. Kralchevsky, E. F. Leonard
      Pages 199-213
    2. Tino A. A. Fonteijn, Jan B. F. N. Engberts, Dick Hoekstra
      Pages 215-228
    3. Dimiter S. Dimitrov, Robert Blumenthal
      Pages 229-247
    4. Thomas J. McIntosh, Alan D. Magid, Sidney A. Simon
      Pages 249-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


Membrane interaction is a large research area involving various disciplines. A symposium entitled "Cell and Model Membrane Interactions" which took place in Boston, MA during the 155th American Chemical Society Meeting, April 25, 1990, focused on membrane adhesion and fusion. The topics were explored in studies involving lipids, virus envelopes and cell membranes. Especially discussed, were the roles of polymers, lipids, and proteins on these membrane interactions. Fusion of membrane is an important molecular event which plays a pivotal role in many dynamic cellular processes, such as exocytosis, endocytosis, membrane genesis, viral infection processes, etc. The process includes adhesion of the mem­ branes, fusion, and finally reorganization of the components of the two membranes. The basic notion shared during the symposium was that membrane hydro­ phobicity, especially local membrane hydrophobicity is one of the important factors contributing to membrane fusion. Most of the papers are collected here and they are arranged approximately in the same order as they were presented at the sympo­ sium. These papers are the most up-to-date and representative work at the forefront in each membrane interaction field. I sincerely hope the reader will gain further understanding on membrane interactions especially, membrane and vesicle fusion phenomena through this symposium proceedings volume.


Lipid cell membrane lipids polymer protein proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinpei Ohki
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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