Biotechnological Applications of Lipid Microstructures

  • Bruce Paul Gaber
  • Joel M. Schnur
  • Dennis Chapman

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Biophysical Studies of Phospholipid Bilayers

    1. Bruce Paul Gaber, Mark Nagumo, William R. Light, Indira Chandrasekhar, Nagarajan Pattabiraman
      Pages 1-11
    2. Edward M. Arnett, Jeffrey M. Gold, Noel Harvey, Eric A. Johnson, L. Graham Whitesell
      Pages 21-36
    3. Annette Gulik, Vittorio Luzatti, Mario de Rosa, Agata Gambacorta
      Pages 37-45
    4. A. Prado, M. S. da Costa, J. Laynez, V. M. C. Madeira
      Pages 47-58
    5. Jean Luc Ranck, Annette Tardieu, Lucienne Letellier, Emanuel Shechter
      Pages 59-69
  3. Bilayer-Biomolecule Interactions

  4. Liposomes as Delivery Systems

    1. M. C. Farmer, S. A. Johnson, R. L. Beissinger, J. L. Gossage, A. B. Lynn, K. A. Carter
      Pages 161-170
    2. Ljubomir Djordjevich, Anthony D. Ivankovich
      Pages 171-197
    3. Bruce P. Gaber, Frances S. Ligler, Reinhard Bredehorst
      Pages 209-214
  5. Artificial Cells

About this book

Introduction

In the twenty years since Bangham first described the model membrane system which he named "liposomes", a generation of scientists have explored the properties of lipid-based microstructures. Liposomes of all sizes, tubular and helical structures, and self-assembled lipid films have been prepared and studied in detail. Many of the advances· in the basic research have led to significant technological applications. Lipid microstructure research has begun to mature and it is an appropriate time for an in-depth look at the biotechnological applications, both achieved and potential. As a forum for active discussions within this growipg field, two Workshops were organized: "Technological Applications of Phospholipid Bilayers, Vesicles and Thin Films", held in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands; and "Biotechnological Applications of Membrane Studies", held in Donostia-San Sabastian, Basque Country, Spain. The organizers of these Workshops believe that development of lipid self-assembly into a technological discipline requires significant interaction across traditional scientific boundaries. Thus the Workshops gathered an eclectic group of colleagues whose interests ranged from basic research into structure, interactions and stabilization of biomembranes to applications of lipid microstructures such as artificial cells, diagnostic reagents, energy transfer systems, and biosensors.

Keywords

Coenzym Lipid bacteria biomolecule biosensor biosensors cells development energy enzymes liposomes protein structure system thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Paul Gaber
    • 1
  • Joel M. Schnur
    • 1
  • Dennis Chapman
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Royal Free Hospital School of MedicineLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7908-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7910-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7908-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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