LIFE - AS A MATTER OF FAT: Lipids in a Membrane Biophysics Perspective (The Frontiers Collection)

LIFE - AS A MATTER OF FAT: Lipids in a Membrane Biophysics Perspective (The Frontiers Collection)


The current booklet supplies a multi-disciplinary standpoint at the physics of lifestyles and the actual function performed by means of lipids (fats) and the lipid-bilayer section of phone membranes. The emphasis is at the actual homes of lipid membranes obvious as delicate and molecularly established interfaces. by means of combining and synthesizing insights got from a number of fresh reviews, an test is made to elucidate what membrane constitution is and the way it may be quantitatively defined. additionally, it's proven how organic functionality mediated by means of membranes is managed by way of lipid membrane constitution and association on size scales starting from the dimensions of the person molecule, throughout molecular assemblies of proteins and lipid domain names within the diversity of nanometers, to the dimensions of complete cells. functions of lipids in nanotechnology and biomedicine also are described.

The first version of the current booklet used to be released in 2005 whilst lipidomics used to be nonetheless greatly an rising technology and lipids approximately to be famous as being as vital for all times as proteins, sugars, and genes. This considerably accelerated and revised version takes under consideration the large volume of data received over the last decade. additionally, the publication now comprises extra instructional fabric at the biochemistry of lipids and the foundations of lipid self-assembly. 

The e-book is aimed toward undergraduate scholars and younger examine employees inside of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, nutrients, in addition to pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

From the studies of the 1st edition:

"This is a hugely fascinating booklet and a excitement to learn. It represents a brand new and perfect pedagogical creation to the sphere of lipids and the biophysics of organic membranes. I reckon that physicists and chemists in addition to biologists will take advantage of this method of the sector and Mouritsen indicates a deep perception into the actual chemistry of lipids." (Göran Lindblom, Chemistry

and Physics of Lipids 2005, vol. one hundred thirty five, web page 105-106)

"The ebook takes the reader on an exhilarating trip during the lipid global, and Mouritsen draws the eye with a full of life kind of writing … . a complete view of the ‘lipid sea’ might be simply accomplished, gaining definitely the right views for envisaging destiny advancements within the nascent box of lipidomics." (Carla Ferreri, ChemBioChem, Vol. 6 (8), 2005)

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