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Biological Membranes: Structure, Biogenesis and Dynamics

  • Jos A. F. Op den Kamp
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. William Dowhan
    Pages 1-21
  3. P. Hechtberger, E. Zinser, F. Paltauf, G. Daum
    Pages 23-31
  4. J. A. F. Op den Kamp, E. Middelkoop, R. J. Ph. Musters, J. A. Post, B. Roelofsen, A. J. Verkleij
    Pages 33-41
  5. Vytas A. Bankaitis
    Pages 43-51
  6. A. Chonn, S. C. Semple, P. R. Cullis
    Pages 101-106
  7. T. C. B. Vogt, J. A. Killian, B. de Kruijff
    Pages 115-130
  8. Ralph A. Bradshaw, Jose Sy, Albert E. Stewart, Richard L. Kendall, Hubert Hondermarck, Stuart M. Arfin
    Pages 155-167
  9. Georg E. Schulz
    Pages 169-179
  10. F. Gisou van der Goot, J. Thomas Buckley, Franc Pattus
    Pages 181-190
  11. Gunnar von Heijne
    Pages 199-205

About these proceedings


The Advanced Study Institute on "Structure, Biogenesis and Dynamics of Biological Membranes, held in Cargese from June 14-26, 1993, has been dealing with four major topics in membrane biochemistry today: lipid dynamics and lipid-protein interactions, protein translocation and insertion, intracellular traffic aud protein structure and folding. The lecturers discussed these topics starting from several disciplines, including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and biophysics. This wayan interdisciplinary and very inte~sting view on biological membrane systems was obtained. At first an extensive overview of -mainly biophysical -techniques which can be used to study dynamic processes in membranes was presented. Sophisticated approaches such as ESR and NMR have been applied succesfully to unravel details of specific lipid-protein interactions. x­ ray analysis provides detailed structural information of several proteins and the possible implications for protein functions. Information obtained this way is complemented by studies on mechanisms and kinetics of protein folding. The latter information is indispensable when discussing protein translocation and insertion: proces:;es in which folding and unfolding play essential roles. Extensive insight was offered in the complicated machinery of phospholipid biosynthesis. In particular, the application of sophisticated genetic techniques has allowed a better understanding of the mechanisms regulating the synthetic machinery and detailed studies on a variety of mutants, lacking one or more of the essential enzymes, have resulted in the beginning of a bL!:


ATP Lipid biomembrane cell chaperones enzyme enzymes gene membrane protein protein folding proteins regulation synthesis translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jos A. F. Op den Kamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Biomembranes and Lipid EnzymologyUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biological Membranes: Structure, Biogenesis and Dynamics
  • Editors Jos A.F. Op den Kamp
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57731-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78848-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78846-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Cell Biology
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