Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Fusion

  • Shinpei Ohki
  • Darrell Doyle
  • Thomas D. Flanagan
  • Sek Wen Hui
  • Eric Mayhew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Demetrios Papahadjopoulos, Paul R. Meers, Keelung Hong, Joel D. Ernst, Ira M. Goldstein, Nejat Düzgünes
    Pages 1-16
  3. P. R. Cullis, M. J. Hope
    Pages 37-51
  4. D. P. Siegel, H. Ellens, J. Bentz
    Pages 53-71
  5. C. J. van Oss, M. K. Chaudhury, R. J. Good
    Pages 113-122
  6. David Collins, Leaf Huang
    Pages 149-161
  7. Jack A. Lucy, Quet F. Ahkong
    Pages 163-179
  8. W. Almers, L. J. Breckenridge
    Pages 197-208
  9. Ulrich Zimmermann
    Pages 209-222
  10. Arthur E. Sowers, Veena Kapoor
    Pages 237-254
  11. Klaus Arnold, Andreas Herrmann, Klaus Gawrisch, Lothar Pratsch
    Pages 255-272

About this book


Membrane fusion is an important molecular event which plays a pivotal role in many dynamic cellular processes, such as exocytosis, endocytosis, membrane biogenesis, fertilization, etc. While many reports on the physico-chem1cal process involved in membrane fusion have appeared in the literature and much information has accumulated, there has been no comprehensiv~ meeting of workers in the field. A recent symposium which took place at the Center for Tomorrow, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, April 27-29, 1987, was the first meeting of its kind to specifically address the molecular mechanisms of membrane fusion. The Symposium consisted of oral, workshop and poster presentation sessions. The papers presented in the oral and workshop sessions are collected here and arranged approximately in the order presented at the Symposium. These papers are the most up-to-date and representative work at the for front of each aspect of membrane fusion. Although the readers may find some differences in interpretations regarding the molecular mechanisms of membrane fusion, there is an over­ all concensus that increased hydrophobicity and dehydration of the membrane surface are essential physico-chemical factors for membrane fusion to occur. We trust that these papers will contribute to your further understanding of the mechanisms of membrane fusion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shinpei Ohki
    • 1
  • Darrell Doyle
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Flanagan
    • 1
  • Sek Wen Hui
    • 2
  • Eric Mayhew
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Roswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8921-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1659-6
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