The Red Cell Membrane

A Model for Solute Transport

  • B. U. Raess
  • Godfrey Tunnicliff

Part of the Contemporary Biomedicine book series (CB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. J. Schatzmann
      Pages 3-17
    3. Virgilio L. Lew, Carol J. Freeman, Olga E. Ortiz, Robert M. Bookchin
      Pages 19-34
  3. Biochemistry and Biophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, Lowell E. Hokin
      Pages 37-54
    3. Basil D. Roufogalis, Antonio Villalobo
      Pages 75-101
    4. Alcides F. Rega, Patricio J. Garrahan
      Pages 103-121
    5. Frank F. Vincenzi
      Pages 123-142
    6. Michael L. Jennings
      Pages 143-170
    7. Philip A. Knauf
      Pages 171-200
    8. Javier Alvarez, Javier García-Sancho
      Pages 201-231
    9. Anthony Carruthers
      Pages 249-279
    10. Gordon W. Stewart, J. Clive Ellory
      Pages 281-302
  4. Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Balázs Sarkadi, George Gárdos
      Pages 369-396
  5. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Ole Scharff, Birthe Foder
      Pages 423-442
    3. Robert M. Bookchin, Olga E. Ortiz, Virgilio L. Lew
      Pages 443-461
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-475

About this book


"After being frequently urged to write upon this subject, and as often declining to do it, from apprehension of my own inability, I am at length compelled to take up the pen, however unqualified I may still feel myself for the task. " William Withering, M. D. ' I have yet to find a description or a quote that better summanzes my initial ambivalence towards embarking on such an endeavor as partici­ pating in putting together this monograph. The impetus for The Red-Cell has been a simple, genuine Membrane: A Model for Solute Transport desire to bring together an authoritative account of the' 'state of the art and knowledge" in the red-ceIl-membrane transport field. In particular, it seems important to emphasize the pivotal role the red cell has played for several decades in the discovery and the elucidation of mechanisms of plasma-membrane transport processes. It is only with such knowledge that we can hope to push ahead and make progress in this exciting, multifaceted area. Eventually, one hopes to not only further our knowledge of red cells, but apply the newly gained insights to any other of the plasma membrane. cell with the common denominator In this compendium of reviews, the reader will find that the term model will take on a variety of gists and meanings. In some chapters, the red cell has been chosen as a model membrane solely on the basis of its preeminent design and simplicity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. U. Raess
    • 1
  • Godfrey Tunnicliff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyIndiana University School of MedicineEvansvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryIndiana University School of MedicineEvansvilleUSA

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