Biomembrane Protocols

II. Architecture and Function

  • John M. Graham
  • Joan A. Higgins

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Brian J. Sutton, Maninder K. Sohi
    Pages 1-18
  3. Paul Comfurius, Edouard Bevers, Robert F. A. Zwaal
    Pages 131-142
  4. Richard G. Sleight
    Pages 143-160
  5. Pierre Fellmann, Alain Zachowski, Philippe F. Devaux
    Pages 161-175
  6. Guy St. J. Whitley
    Pages 189-197
  7. Margaret M. Harnett
    Pages 213-226

About this book

Introduction

There have been many important advances in our understanding of biological membrane structure and function over the last decade. Much of this progress has been driven by the development of new techniques for studying membrane components and their interactions. Tradition­ ally, the investigation of membranes has largely occurred within the domains of biochemistry, physical chemistry, and cell biology; but many of the most significant advances have resulted from an expansion into other disciplines, such as molecular biology, immunology, and the clinical sciences. In these two volumes we have attempted to bring together some of these techniques—to combine the old and the new. Biomembrane Protocols: II. Architecture and Function is concerned exclusively with the architecture and activities of membranes, whereas the companion volume, Biomembrane Protocols: I. Isolation and Analysis, deals with their isolation and compositional analysis. The aim of each chapter is to provide detailed technical and meth­ odological information that will allow the reader to perform the tech­ nique successfully, without the need to consult other texts. Detailed reviews of membrane structure and function are not included, except where they are relevant to the choice or efficacy of a particular proce­ dure. In addition to Materials and Methods sections, each chapter has a Notes section that explains the reasons for taking certain steps and pro­ vides practical tips for applying the techniques to other systems.

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Graham
    • 1
  • Joan A. Higgins
    • 2
  1. 1.Merseyside Innovation CentreLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyUniversity of SheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1385/0896032507
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-250-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-514-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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