Biomembranes pp 199-234 | Cite as

Membrane Enzymology

  • Robert B. Gennis
Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry book series (SATC)


In the previous chapter, the membrane is described as a physically dynamic structure. In this chapter, the biological activity of membranes is emphasized. The biomembrane is not simply a passive structure whose function is to delineate and enclose aqueous compartments. A brief consideration of the kinds of enzymes which are membrane-bound will illustrate the extraordinary diversity of catalytic activities associated with membranes.


Mixed Micelle Soluble Enzyme Critical Micelle Concen Lipid Binding Phospholipid Vesicle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Gennis
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  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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