Membrane Spectroscopy

  • Ernst Grell

Part of the Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics book series (MOLECULAR, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. S. I. Chan, D. F. Bocian, N. O. Petersen
    Pages 1-50
  3. D. Marsh
    Pages 51-142
  4. M. M. Long, D. W. Urry
    Pages 143-171
  5. J. Yguerabide, M. C. Foster
    Pages 199-269
  6. U. P. Fringeli, Hs. H. Günthard
    Pages 270-332
  7. H. Ruf, E. Grell
    Pages 333-376
  8. N. P. Franks, Y. K. Levine
    Pages 437-487
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 488-500

About this book

Introduction

The last 10 years have seen an enormous growth in our understanding of the molecular organisation of biological membranes. Experimental methods have been devised to meas­ ure the translational and rotational mobility of lipids and proteins, thereby furnishing a quantitative basis for the concept of membrane fluidity. Likewise, the asymmetry of bi­ layer membranes as evidenced by the asymmetric insertion of proteins and lipids has been put on firm experimental ground. At higher molecular resolution it has been possible to provide a detailed pi2ture of the molecular conformation and dynamics of lipids and, to some extent, even of small peptides embedded in a bilayer matrix. Many of these achieve­ ments would not have been possible without the application of modem spectroscopic methods. Since these techniques are scattered in a variety of specialized textbooks the present monograph attempts to describe the key spectroscopic methods employed in present-day membrane research at an intermediate level. There is no question that the elusive detailed structure of the biological membrane demands a multiplicity of experi­ mental approaches and that no single spectroscopic method can cover the full range of physical phenomena encountered in a membrane. Much confusion in the literature has arisen by undue generalizations without considering the frequency range or other limi­ tations of the methods employed. It is to be hoped that the present monograph with its comprehensive description of most modem spectroscopic techniques, will contribute to- .

Keywords

Biomembran Membrane Spectroscopy Spektroskopie proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst Grell
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für BiophysikFrankfurt 71Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81537-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81539-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81537-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0221
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