© 1980

Membrane Fluidity

Biophysical Techniques and Cellular Regulation

  • Morris Kates
  • Arnis Kuksis

Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Fatty Acid Changes Accompanying Physiological Events

    1. John R. Silvius, Nanette Mak, Ronald N. McElhaney
      Pages 213-222
  2. Phospholipid Changes Accompanying Physiological Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. E. Ferber, E. Kröner, B. Schmidt, H. Fischer, B. A. Peskar, C. Anders
      Pages 239-263
    3. C. Curtain, F. D. Looney, J. A. Smelstorius
      Pages 273-282
    4. Momtaz K. Wassef, Y. N. Lin, M. I. Horowitz
      Pages 283-296
  3. Homeostatic Regulation of Membrane Fluidity

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 435-445

About this book


This book represents the proceedings of a Satellite Symposium of the XIth International Congress of Biochemistry on "Control of Membrane Fluidity" which was held on July 7, 1979 at the Charles H. Best Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The meeting was organized by M. Kates and A. Kuksis and was supported by the International Congress of Biochemistry. The purpose of the meeting was to review recent progress in many different areas of investigation bearing on the role of lipids in the structural and functional property of the cell membrane commonly referred to as fluidity. The aim was to emphasize the factors controlling membrane fluidity as studied in appropriate in vitro and in vivo experiments. The Symposium included invited review papers and short papers offered by discussants. In assem· bling the book no distinction has been made between the two types of presentations, nor has any significance been attached to the chronological order of their presentation in the Symposium. As a result it was possible to provide a much more coherent and continuous presentation than that available at the meeting.


ATP ATPase Activation Lipid biochemistry biophysical techniques enzymes metabolism protein proteins regulation temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Morris Kates
    • 1
  • Arnis Kuksis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Membrane Fluidity
  • Book Subtitle Biophysical Techniques and Cellular Regulation
  • Authors Morris Kates
    Arnisa Kuksis
  • Series Title Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1980
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-020-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6122-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-6120-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 446
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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