© 1979

Transport Across Single Biological Membranes

  • Daniel C. Tosteson

Part of the Membrane Transport in Biology book series (MEMBRANE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. V. L. Lew, L. Beaugé
    Pages 81-115
  3. B. Sarkadi, D. C. Tosteson
    Pages 117-160
  4. L. J. Mullins
    Pages 161-210
  5. G. Weissmann
    Pages 395-409
  6. A. Herold, D. A. Walker
    Pages 411-439
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-446

About this book


This second Volume in the series on Membrane Transport in Biology contains a group of essays on transport across single biological membranes separating the inside and outside of cells or organelles. We have not attempted to include material on all types of plasma and intracellular membranes, but rather have emphasized structures which have been studied relatively thoroughly. Four chapters describe transport of different types of molecules and ions across the plasma membranes of mammalian red cells. Two essays concern the excitable membranes of nerve and muscle cells while the remaining four chapters treat transport across several types of intracellular membranes. Water makes up more than two-thirds of the mass of most living cells. The transport of water between the inside and outside of cells and organelles is important for the function of these structures. As a result of investigations in many laboratories over the past four decades, our picture of the water permea­ bility of the red cell membranes is rather detailed when compared to the water permeability of other biological membranes. In Chapter 1, R. I. Macey describes this picture and also considers the permeability of red cell membranes to non­ electrolytes, including metabolic substrates such as sugars, amino acids, purines and nucleosides.


Organelle Termination Zellmembran biochemistry biology cell cell membrane chemistry dialysis membrane membrane potential mitochondria physiology protein red blood cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel C. Tosteson
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transport Across Single Biological Membranes
  • Editors D.C. Tosteson
  • Series Title Membrane Transport in Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08780-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46377-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46375-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 446
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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