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Lively Membranes - Rutherford Robertson

Paperback Published: 26th September 1983
ISBN: 9780521282024
Number Of Pages: 220

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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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Lively properties - themes and variations
Composition - special molecules
Structure - cooperative molecules
Dynamics - moving molecules
Energy transduction - light-energy trapping
Energy transdunction - oxidation-reduction energy
Trans-membrane diffusion - ion carriers
Transport, absorption and secretion
Excited membranes and signal transmission
Membrane-bound reactions - hormones, antibodies and synthesis
Membranes and evolution
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ISBN: 9780521282024
ISBN-10: 0521282020
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th September 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33

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