Lively Membranes by Rutherford RobertsonLively Membranes by Rutherford Robertson

Lively Membranes

byRutherford Robertson

Paperback | August 31, 1983

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First published in 1983, this book summarises the principles of structure and functions of membranes at the molecular level where so much living activity occurs. The dynamic nature of the molecular activity is stressed and examples are drawn from the range of living organisms from bacteria to higher plants and to man. The descriptions and hypotheses in the text are illustrated with some electron micrographs but especially with diagrams based on space-filling atomic models to illustrate the molecular movements. The first four chapters are concerned with the molecular constituents, their packing and their movements. Two chapters deal with membranes in energy transduction, two with trans-membrane diffusion, transport, absorption and secretion and one with excited membranes and signal transmission. the membrane-bound reactions of hormones, antibodies and synthesis are outlined. Finally, membranes are discussed in relation to life's origin and evolution.
Title:Lively MembranesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:August 31, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521282020

ISBN - 13:9780521282024


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Lively properties - themes and variations; 2. Composition - special molecules; 3. Structure - cooperative molecules; 4. Dynamics - moving molecules; 5. Energy transduction - light-energy trapping; 6. Energy transdunction - oxidation-reduction energy; 7. Trans-membrane diffusion - ion carriers; 8. Transport, absorption and secretion; 9. Excited membranes and signal transmission; 10. Membrane-bound reactions - hormones, antibodies and synthesis; 11. Membranes and evolution.