Membrane Biophysics

New Insights and Methods

  • Hongda Wang
  • Guohui Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mingjun Cai, Jing Gao, Hongda Wang
    Pages 1-20
  3. Mingjun Cai, Jing Gao, Hongda Wang
    Pages 45-89
  4. Jing Gao, Junling Chen, Hongda Wang
    Pages 117-145
  5. Haishuang Chang, Longxing Cao, Yongning He
    Pages 221-250
  6. Shenlin Wang, Xiaojun Xu, Yufei Yang
    Pages 251-283
  7. Ling-Peng Zhan, Chao-Zi Liu, Zong-Xiu Nie
    Pages 285-317
  8. Lie Wu, Xiue Jiang
    Pages 319-354
  9. Huiying Chu, Yuebin Zhang, Yan Li, Guohui Li
    Pages 355-392
  10. Matthias Amrein, Tie Xia, Yan Shi
    Pages 393-421

About this book


This book highlights recent advances in and diverse techniques for exploring the plasma membrane’s structure and function. It starts with two chapters reviewing the history of membrane research and listing recent advances regarding membrane structure, such as the semi-mosaic model for red blood cell membranes and the protein layer-lipid-protein island model for nucleated tissue cell membranes. It subsequently focuses on the localization and interactions of membrane components, dynamic processes of membrane transport and transmembrane signal transduction. Classic and cutting-edge techniques (e.g. high-resolution atomic force microscopy and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy) used in biophysics and chemistry are presented in a very comprehensive manner, making them useful and accessible to both researchers in the field and novices studying cell membranes. This book provides readers a deeper understanding of the plasma membrane’s organization at the single molecule level and opens a new way to reveal the relationship between the membrane’s structure and functions, making it essential reading for researchers in various fields.


Membrane structure Atomic force microscopy Single molecule force spectroscopy Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy Single molecule fluorescence Electron microscopy Cryo-electron microscopy NMR spectroscopy Infrared and raman spectrum Computer simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Hongda Wang
    • 1
  • Guohui Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Changchun Institute of Applied ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesChangchunChina
  2. 2.Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianChina

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