About this book
Methods in Membrane Lipids presents a compendium of methodologies for the study of membrane lipids, varying from traditional lab bench experimentation to computer simulation and theoretical models. This volume provides a comprehensive set of techniques for studying membrane lipids, and their interactions with other membrane lipids, with membrane proteins, and with exogenous agents such as anesthetics. The progression of chapters increases in complexity, initially presenting introductory concepts and methods for the study of simple structures and interactions, then moving to the study of more complex structures and interactions, including: behaviors of lipids in water systems and phases; membrane lipid movements and diffusion; properties of lipids in mono and bilayers; complex lipid domains; and membrane-lipid interaction with proteins and drugs. Each chapter is written by an internationally recognized expert in the field.