Membranes and Transport

Volume 1

  • Anthony N. Martonosi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. The Molecular Architecture of Biological Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Konrad Bloch
      Pages 25-35
    3. Ernesto Freire, Brian Snyder
      Pages 37-41
    4. B. de Kruijff, P. R. Cullis, A. J. Verkleij
      Pages 43-49
    5. Philipp Strittmatter, Harry A. Dailey
      Pages 71-82
    6. John G. Koland, Michael W. Mather, Robert B. Gennis, John S. White, Lowell P. Hager
      Pages 83-92
    7. R. Akeroyd, K. W. A. Wirtz
      Pages 93-98
  3. The Physical Properties of Biological and Artificial Membranes

  4. Biosynthesis of Cell Membranes: Selected Membrane-Bound Metabolic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Bernhard Dobberstein, David I. Meyer
      Pages 213-218
    3. Robert O. Poyton, Gary Bellus, Ann-Louise Kerner
      Pages 237-247
    4. Harry Schachter, Saroja Narasimhan, Noam Harpaz, Gregory D. Longmore
      Pages 255-262
  5. The Structure, Composition, and Biosynthesis of Membranes in Microorganisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Shmuel Razin
      Pages 283-288
    3. Masayori Inouye
      Pages 289-297
    4. Jeffrey L. Garwin, Jon Beckwith
      Pages 315-321
    5. I. C. Hancock, J. Baddiley
      Pages 323-332
    6. Charles O. Rock, John E. Cronan Jr.
      Pages 333-337
  6. Bioenergetics of Electron and Proton Transport in Mitochondria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. H. V. Westerhoff, K. van Dam
      Pages 341-348
    3. Mårten Wikström
      Pages 357-362

About this book


This work is a collection of short reviews on membranes and transport. It portrays the field as a mosaic of bright little pieces, which are interesting in themselves but gain full signif­ icance when viewed as a whole. Traditional boundaries are set aside and biochemists, biophysicists, physiologists, and cell biologists enter into a natural discourse. The principal motivation of this work was to ease the problems of communication that arose from the explosive growth and interdisciplinary character of membrane research. In these volumes we hope to provide a readily available comprehensive source of critical information covering many of the exciting, recent developments on the structure, biosyn­ thesis, and function of biological membranes in microorganisms, animal cells, and plants. The 182 reviews contributed by leading authorities should enable experts to check up on recent developments in neighboring areas of research, allow teachers to organize material for membrane and transport courses, and give advanced students the opportunity to gain a broad view of the topic. Special attention was given to developments that are expected to open new areas of investigation. The result is a kaleidoscope of facts, viewpoints, theories, and techniques, which radiates the excitement of this important field. Publication of these status reports every few years should enable us to follow progress in an interesting and easygoing format. I am grateful to the authors, to Plenum Publishing Corporation, and to several of my colleagues for their thoughtful suggestions and enthusiastic cooperation, which made this work possible.


biological biological membranes cell cells development growth information membrane microorganism nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) plants structure transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony N. Martonosi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryState University of New York, Upstate Medical CenterSyracuseUSA

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