Membrane Biophysics

  • Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
  • Jack Tuszynski

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 9-30
  4. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 31-49
  5. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 51-74
  6. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 75-125
  7. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 127-149
  8. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, Jack Tuszynski
    Pages 151-170
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-179

About this book

Introduction

Physics, mathematics and chemistry all play a vital role in understanding the true nature and functioning of biological membranes, key elements of living processes. Besides simple spectroscopic observations and electrical measurements of membranes we address in this book the phenomena of coexistence and independent existence of different membrane components using various theoretical approaches. This treatment will be helpful for readers who want to understand biological processes by applying both simple observations and fundamental scientific analysis. It provides a deep understanding of the causes and effects of processes inside membranes, and will thus eventually open new doors for high-level pharmaceutical approaches towards fighting membrane- and cell-related diseases.

Keywords

Ion channels Lipid-membrane-protein coupling Membrane protein and cancer Membrane proteins Membrane transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    • 1
  • Jack Tuszynski
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science, Department of BiochemistryKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Cross Cancer Institute, Department of PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16105-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16104-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16105-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
  • About this book