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Polymer Membranes/Biomembranes

Wolfgang Peter Meier

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Dez 2009, 2009
ISBN 10: 3642104789 / ISBN 13: 9783642104787
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Title: Polymer Membranes/Biomembranes

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Dez 2009

Publication Date: 2009

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Neuware - Themulticomponentnatureofbiologicalmembranesandtheirintra- andextracel- lar interactions make direct investigations on the membrane structure and processes nearly impossible. Clearly, a better understanding of the membrane properties and the mechanisms determining membrane protein functions is crucial to the imp- mentation of biosensors, bioreactors and novel platforms for medical therapy. For this reason, the interest in model systems suitable for the construction and study of complex lipid/protein membrane architectures has increased steadily over the years. The classical portfolio of model membranes used for biophysical and - terfacial studies of lipid (bi)layers and lipid/protein composites includes Langmuir monolayers assembled at the water/air interface, (uni- and multi-lamellar) vesicles in bulk (liposomal) dispersion, bimolecular lipid membranes (BLMs), and various types of solid-supported membranes. All these have speci c advantages but also suffer from serious drawbacksthat limit their technical applications. Polymer m- branes comprised of entirely synthetic or hybrid (synthetic polymer/biopolymer) block copolymersappeared to be an attractive alternative to the lipid-based models. Generally, the synthetic block copolymer membranes are thicker and more stable and the versatility of polymer chemistry allows the adoption of relevant properties for a wide range of applications. This volume provides a vast overview of the physico-chemical and synthetic - pectsofarti cial membranes. Numerousmembranemodelsaredescribed,including their properties(i. e. swelling, drying,lateral mobility,stability, electrical conduct- ity, etc. ), advantages, and drawbacks. The potential applications of these models are discussed and supported by real examples. Chapter 1 summarizesmethodsfor the stabilizationof arti cial lipid membranes. 238 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783642104787

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Synopsis: Han Zhang, James R. Joubert, and S. Scott Saavedra: Membranes from Polymerizable Lipids.- A. P. Siegel and C. A. Naumann: Polymer Stabilized Lipid Membranes: Langmuir Monolayers.- Wolfgang Knoll, Katja Bender, Renate Förch, Curt Frank, Heide Götz, Claudia Heibel, Toby Jenkins, Ulrich Jonas, Asmorom Kibrom, Ralf Kügler, Christoph Naumann, Renate Naumann, Annette Reisinger, Jürgen Rühe, Stefan Schiller, and Eva-Kathrin Sinner: Polymer-Tethered Bimolecular Lipid Membranes.- Violeta Malinova, Serena Belegrinou, Dirk de Bruyn Ouboter, and Wolfgang Meier: Biomimetic Block Copolymer Membranes.- Annabelle Bertin, Florian Hermes, and Helmut Schlaad: Biohybrid and Peptide-Based Polymer Vesicles.- Kostas Ch. Daoulas and Marcus Müller: Comparison of Simulations of Lipid Membranes with Membranes of Block Copolymers.

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