Lipid Rafts

  • Thomas J. McIntosh

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 398)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thomas J. McIntosh
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mehul B. Shah, Pravin B. Sehgal
    Pages 21-28
  4. Rhoderick E. Brown, Howard L. Brockman
    Pages 41-58
  5. Kirsten Bacia, Petra Schwille
    Pages 73-84
  6. Avery L. McIntosh, Barbara P. Atshaves, Huan Huang, Adalberto M. Gallegos, Ann B. Kier, Friedhelm Schroeder et al.
    Pages 85-105
  7. Ivan V. Polozov, Klaus Gawrisch
    Pages 107-126
  8. Marija Vrljic, Stefanie Y. Nishimura, W. E. Moerner
    Pages 193-219
  9. Jeremy Pencer, Thalia T. Mills, Norbert Kucerka, Mu-Ping Nieh, John Katsaras
    Pages 231-244
  10. Bridget S. Wilson, Janet R. Pfeiffer, Mary Ann Raymond-Stintz, Diane Lidke, Nicholas Andrews, Jun Zhang et al.
    Pages 245-261
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


In the past several years significant attention has been given to the analysis of the properties and functions of lateral microdomains (rafts) in biological membranes. As described in the overview chapter of this book, as well as in the introductions to many of the other chapters, there are many fundamental un- swered questions concerning the composition, structure, dynamics, and even the very existence of these membrane rafts. Therefore, a variety of sophisticated techniques have been used to study intact cell membranes, as well as model s- tems composed of specific lipids and proteins thought to be in rafts. The analyses of biological membranes have provided detailed data on intact microdomains, and the complementary studies of model systems have given critical insights on the roles of specific lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions in raft formation and function. The chapters in this book provide detailed information on modern methods that are currently being employed to study lipid rafts.


Lipid X-ray electron microscopy fluorescence magnetic resonance microscopy molecular biology proteins spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. McIntosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurham

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-729-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-513-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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