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Cell Membrane Transport

Principles and Techniques

  • Arnošt Kotyk
  • Karel Janáček

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Structural Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 3-23
  3. Kinetic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 27-53
    3. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 55-89
    4. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 91-130
    5. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 131-150
    6. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 151-172
    7. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 173-179
  4. Molecular Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 183-199
  5. Methodological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 203-214
    3. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 215-232
    4. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 233-245
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      Pages 247-262
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      Pages 263-268
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      Pages 269-280
    8. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 281-285
  6. Comparative Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 289-301
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      Pages 303-320
    4. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 321-344
    5. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 345-354
    6. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 355-370
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      Pages 371-389
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      Pages 391-409
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      Pages 411-431
    10. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 433-444
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    12. Arnošt Kotyk, Karel Janáček
      Pages 459-462
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 463-498

About this book

Introduction

It is not a particularly rewarding task to engage in writing a book on a subject which is undergoing a rapid and potentially revolutionary develop­ ment, but, on the other hand, the investigation of transport of substances into and out of cells has reached a stage of maturity or at least of self­ realization and this fact alone warrants a closer examination of the subject. No one will doubt at present that the movement-mostly by selective translocation-of substances, ranging from hydrogen ions to deoxyribo­ nucleic acids, across the cell-surrounding barriers represents one of the salient features of a living cell and that, if we are permitted to go so far, the cessation of the selective transport processes might be considered as the equivalent of cell death. Hardly anybody will question the premise that cell and tissue differentiation within the ontogenetic development of an organism is closely associated with properties of the outer cell face. Perhaps no serious scholar will attempt to refute the concept that mem­ branes with characteristic morphology and composition represent the ar­ chitectural framework for the whole cell. And probably no experienced biologist will raise objections to the belief that many physiological processes, like nervous impulse conduction and other electrical phenomena of cells and tissues or their volume changes, are associated with membrane-regulated shifts of ions and molecules.

Keywords

cell cell death cell membrane chloroplast enzyme escherichia coli fungi ion transport membrane membrane transport metabolism migration morphology nucleic acid tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnošt Kotyk
    • 1
  • Karel Janáček
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Cell Membrane Transport, Institute of MicrobiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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