Title: Cellular Aspects of Membrane Permeability
Book Condition: Very Good
. Hardcover. Pergamon, 1967, 1st edn; with dust cover in very fine condition, price excised, green cloth in mint condition; xiv+227+40pp biblio, index; The author presents a survey of the current situation with the emphasis placed on both the methodology and the cellular aspects of the membrane permeability. That is to say, whenever possible the available data are discussed within the framework of the general metabolism of the cell. The book is divided into three parts. Part One deals with the definition of the permeability characteristics of living membrane in general and gives an account of the mostfruitful techniques used so far in establishing the properties of a membrane. Part Two shows that the temporo-spatial distribution of permeability characteristics is an important aspect of the cellular differentiation. Emphasis is put on the implications of this concept in our understanding of such problems as evolution, speciation, and adaptation as well as problems of medical interest: the problem of allergy is approached through its manifestations at the level of the permeability characteristics of the respiratory epithelium. A chapter deals with the important problem of cell volume regulation in euryhaline species in relation to permeability problems. Part Three deals with the physical nature and the chemical structure of living membrane in relation to its function. An important aspect of the book is that it demonstrates the inapplicability of mechanicist concepts to explain phenomena at the molecular scale: thus macroscopic laws are useless when dealing with a biochemical approach to biological problems. The book has a wide range of appeal and will prove informative and valuable to zoological, biochemical, physiological and medical students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 9¼x6¼". . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEB0001311
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