© 2002

Fusion of Biological Membranes and Related Problems

  • Herwig Hilderson
  • Stephen Fuller

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Cordula Harter, Constanze Reinhard
    Pages 1-38
  3. Helmut Kubista, Sandra Sacre, Stephen E. Moss
    Pages 73-131
  4. Martin Götte, Thomas Lazar, Jin-San Yoo, Dietrich Scheglmann, Dieter Gallwitz
    Pages 133-173
  5. Nils Joakim Faxgeman, Tina Ballegaard, Jens Knudsen, Paul N. Black, Concetta DiRusso
    Pages 175-231
  6. Philippe Collas, Dominic Poccia
    Pages 273-302
  7. Ben Distel, Ineke Braakman, Ype Elgersma, Henk F. Tabak
    Pages 303-322
  8. Peter Partoens, Dirk Slembrouck, Hilde De Busser, Peter F. T. Vaughan, Guido A. F. Van Dessel, Werner P. De Potter et al.
    Pages 323-378
  9. Margaret Kielian, Prodyot K. Chatterjee, Don L. Gibbons, Yanping E. Lu
    Pages 409-455
  10. Carrie M. McManus, Robert W. Doms
    Pages 457-481
  11. David Avram Sanders
    Pages 483-514
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 515-529

About this book


Membrane fusion and targeting processes are tightly regulated and coordinated. Dozens of proteins, originating from both the cytoplasm and membranes are involved. The discovery of homologous proteins from yeast to neurons validates a unified view.
Although much is known about the interfering proteins, the events occurring when two lipid bilayers actually fuse are less clear. It should be remembered that lipid bilayers behave like soap-bubbles fusing when meeting each other. In this respect interfering proteins should be considered as preventing undesirable and unnecessary fusion and eventually directing the biological membrane fusion process (when, where, how, and overcoming the activation energy).
In this latest volume in the renowned Subcellular Biochemistry series, some aspects of fusion of biological membranes as well as related problems are presented. Although not complete, there is a lot of recent information including on virus-induced membrane fusion. The contributors of the chapters are all among the researchers who performed many of the pioneering studies in the field.


Activation Biomembran Lipid Peroxisom Viruses biochemistry neurons proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Herwig Hilderson
    • 1
  • Stephen Fuller
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.European Molecular Biology LaboratoryHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fusion of Biological Membranes and Related Problems
  • Editors Herwig J. Hilderson
    Stephen Fuller
  • Series Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46313-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3333-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-46824-7
  • Series ISSN 0306-0225
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 529
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
    Biochemistry, general
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