© 1981

Membrane Spectroscopy

  • Ernst Grell

Part of the Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics book series (MOLECULAR, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. S. I. Chan, D. F. Bocian, N. O. Petersen
    Pages 1-50
  3. D. Marsh
    Pages 51-142
  4. M. M. Long, D. W. Urry
    Pages 143-171
  5. J. Yguerabide, M. C. Foster
    Pages 199-269
  6. U. P. Fringeli, Hs. H. Günthard
    Pages 270-332
  7. H. Ruf, E. Grell
    Pages 333-376
  8. N. P. Franks, Y. K. Levine
    Pages 437-487
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 488-500

About this book


The last 10 years have seen an enormous growth in our understanding of the molecular organisation of biological membranes. Experimental methods have been devised to meas­ ure the translational and rotational mobility of lipids and proteins, thereby furnishing a quantitative basis for the concept of membrane fluidity. Likewise, the asymmetry of bi­ layer membranes as evidenced by the asymmetric insertion of proteins and lipids has been put on firm experimental ground. At higher molecular resolution it has been possible to provide a detailed pi2ture of the molecular conformation and dynamics of lipids and, to some extent, even of small peptides embedded in a bilayer matrix. Many of these achieve­ ments would not have been possible without the application of modem spectroscopic methods. Since these techniques are scattered in a variety of specialized textbooks the present monograph attempts to describe the key spectroscopic methods employed in present-day membrane research at an intermediate level. There is no question that the elusive detailed structure of the biological membrane demands a multiplicity of experi­ mental approaches and that no single spectroscopic method can cover the full range of physical phenomena encountered in a membrane. Much confusion in the literature has arisen by undue generalizations without considering the frequency range or other limi­ tations of the methods employed. It is to be hoped that the present monograph with its comprehensive description of most modem spectroscopic techniques, will contribute to- .


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst Grell
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für BiophysikFrankfurt 71Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Membrane Spectroscopy
  • Editors E. Grell
  • Series Title Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-10332-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81539-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81537-9
  • Series ISSN 0077-0221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 500
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
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