Biophysical Aspects of Transmembrane Signaling

  • Sandor Damjanovich

Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Fernando A. Arosa, Ana M. Fonseca, Susana G. Santos, Nuno L. Alves
    Pages 1-32
  3. Péter Nagy, György Vereb, Janine N. Post, Elza Friedländer, János Szölloősi
    Pages 33-70
  4. Andrea Bodnár, György Vámosi, Katalin Tóth, Attila Jenei, László Mátyus, Sándor Damjanovich
    Pages 71-95
  5. Thomas A. Waldmann, Sigrid Dubois, Jürgen Müller, Carolyn Goldman, Sándor Damjanovich
    Pages 97-121
  6. Akihiro Kusumi, Hideji Murakoshi, Kotono Murase, Takahiro Fujiwara
    Pages 123-152
  7. José Miguel Rodríguez-Frade, Antonio Serrano, Carlos Martínez-A, Mario Mellado
    Pages 153-170
  8. Ernő Duda, Tünde Nagy, Daniela N. Männel, Günther Eissner
    Pages 171-209
  9. Hargita Hegyesi, Zsuzsa Darvas, Robin L. Thurmond, András Falus
    Pages 265-291
  10. Zoltán Varga, Rezsoő Gáspár
    Pages 293-315
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book

Introduction

Transmembrane signaling is one of the most significant cell biological events in the life and death of cells in general and lymphocytes in particular. Until recently biochemists and biophysicists were not accustomed to thinking of these processes from the side of a high number of complex biochemical events and an equally high number of physical changes at molecular and cellular levels at the same time. Both types of researchers were convinced that their findings are the most decisive, having higher importance than the findings of the other scientist population. Both casts were wrong. Life, even at cellular level, has a number of interacting physical and biochemical mechanisms, which finally build up the creation of an "excited" cell that will respond to particular signals from the outer or inner world.

This book handles both aspects of the signalling events, and in some cases tries to unify our concepts and help understand the signals that govern the life and death of our cells. Not only the understanding, but also the interference (e.g. medication) may depend on the full knowledge of both sides.

These above statements are supported by the application of highly diverse physical and biochemical technologies demonstrated and explained by experts who are pioneers of their particular scientific field.

Keywords

Activation Biophysikalische Techniken Phosphorylierung Transmembrane Signalübertragung Zellen biophysical techniques cells fluorescence imaging phosphorylation regulation signal transduction transmembrane signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandor Damjanovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics and Cell BiologyUniversity of Debrecen Medical and Health Science CenterDebrecenHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137722
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25064-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26511-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-2353
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