Cell Membrane Transport

Experimental Approaches and Methodologies

  • David L. Yudilevich
  • Rosa Devés
  • Salvador Perán
  • Z. Ioav Cabantchik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Methodologies

  3. Isotopic Methods for Flux Determination in Various Membrane Preparations

  4. Electrophysiological Methods

  5. Spectroscopic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. G. F. King, C. A. R. Boyd
      Pages 297-323
  6. Molecular Approaches to Structure and Function of Transporters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Peter J. F. Henderson, Elaine O. Davis, Brian J. McKeown, Martin C. J. Maiden
      Pages 369-397
  7. Transport Regulation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 471-484

About this book


Experimental science is a complicated creature. At the head there is a Gordian knot of ideas and hypotheses; behind is the accumulated mass of decades of research. Only the laboratory methods, the legs which propel science forward, remain firmly in touch with the ground. Growth, however is uneven; dinosaurs develop by solid means to give a vast body of results, but few ideas. Others sprint briefly to success with brilliant, though ill-supported, ideas. The problems which this book addresses is to maintain an organic unity between new ideas and the current profusion of innovative experimental tools. Only then can we have the framework on which our research thoughts may flourish. The contributors are outstanding scientists in their respective fields and they record here in a clear manner the methodology with which they perform their experiments. They also illustrate some of their most exciting findings. In all chapters the emphasis is on the critical analysis of the methodology which is often avoided in refereed Journals. These techniques are explained in this book in adequate detail. Each chapter is extensively referenced and contains the most recent material available from author's laboratory at the time of going to press.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Yudilevich
    • 1
  • Rosa Devés
    • 2
  • Salvador Perán
    • 3
  • Z. Ioav Cabantchik
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University of ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.University of MálagaMálagaSpain
  4. 4.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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