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Progress in Membrane Biotechnology

  • Juan C. Gomez-Fernandez
  • Dennis Chapman
  • Lester Packer

Part of the ALS Advances in Life Sciences book series (ALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. C.-C. Yin, B.-Z. Lin, H. Hauser
    Pages 30-39
  3. Bruce Paul Gaber, David C. Turner, Krishnan Namboodiri, William R. Light II, Albert Hybl
    Pages 40-51
  4. K. W. A. Wirtz, T. W. J. Gadella Jr., J. Verbist, P. J. Somerharju, A. J. W. G. Visser
    Pages 52-63
  5. D. W. Grainger, K. M. Maloney, X. Huang, M. Ahlers, A. Reichert, H. Ringsdorf et al.
    Pages 64-82
  6. Nancy L. Thompson, Mary Lee Pisarchick, Claudia L. Poglitsch, Melanie M. Timbs, Martina T. Sumner, Helen V. Hsieh
    Pages 83-97
  7. Juan C. Gómez-Fernández, Francisco J. Aranda, José Villalain
    Pages 98-117
  8. Helena Ostolaza, Iñaki Ortiz de Zárate, Félix M. Goñi, Borja Bartolomé, Fernando de la Cruz
    Pages 155-176
  9. Carl R. Alving, Nabila M. Wassef, Jitendra N. Verma, Roberta L. Richards, Carter T. Atkinson, Masamichi Aikawa
    Pages 195-202
  10. G. Storm, U. K. Nässander, P. A. Steerenberg, D. J. A. Crommelin
    Pages 203-213
  11. Alan S. Rudolph, Beth Goins, Frances Ligler, Richard O. Cliff, Helmut Spielberg, Peter Hoffman et al.
    Pages 214-226
  12. J. M. Gonzalez-Ros, J. M. Canaves, F. Soto, J. Aleu, A. V. Ferrer-Montiel, J. A. Ferragut
    Pages 227-240
  13. K. M. W. Keough, J. Pérez-Gil, G. Simatos, J. Tucker, K. Nag, C. Boland et al.
    Pages 241-252
  14. R. Duncan, M. Bhakoo, M.-L. Riley, A. Tuboku-Metzger
    Pages 253-265
  15. G. Puu, I. Gustafson, P.-Å. Ohlsson, G. Olofsson, Å. Sellström
    Pages 279-290
  16. Jan Wilschut, Romke Bron, Jan Dijkstra, Antonio Ortiz, Lucina C. van Ginkel, William F. DeGrado et al.
    Pages 317-334
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 335-342

About this book

Introduction

It is well known that basic science can trigger an invention of considerable technological and commercial importance. Indeed basic science and invention are often inextricably linked, each being able to catalyse the other. To engender such developments it is important that there should be good communication between the scientist and the technologist. The field of membrane biotechnology is a growing field where such communication is increasingly taking place and where new inventions are occurring. This book provides an overview of this developing field. It contains chapters by scientist and technologists working in the field of Membrane Biotechnology. The chapters cover the latest advances in basic science as well as some recent technological applications. The basic topics include the application of dynamic X-ray diffraction to lipid water systems, FTIR spectroscopy applied to membrane proteins, fluorescent analogues of phosphoinositides, studies of platelet activating factor, antibody binding to model membranes and phospholipase C induced fusion. The technological topics described include the development of new haemocompatible materials based upon biomembrane mimicry, new lung surfactant materials, drug delivery systems including liposomes and the development of new biosensors including Langmuir Blodgett films. The meeting showed that there are many other useful applications in the pipeline. The potential for new polymeric drug delivery systems, of ion selective systems based on the knowledge of ion-channel protein structures, of new plastics for cell growth and cellular engineering for artificial organs. These are among the interesting developments that are emerging in this field.

Keywords

Biosensor biotechnology drug delivery protein science

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan C. Gomez-Fernandez
    • 1
  • Dennis Chapman
    • 2
  • Lester Packer
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular Facultad de VeterinariaUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine Dept. of Protein & Molecular BiologyUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Molecular & Cell Biology Dept.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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