By Ole G. Mouritsen,Luis A. Bagatolli
The current booklet offers a multi-disciplinary viewpoint at the physics of existence and the actual function performed by way of lipids (fats) and the lipid-bilayer part of mobile membranes. The emphasis is at the actual houses of lipid membranes visible as tender and molecularly dependent interfaces. by way of combining and synthesizing insights bought from numerous contemporary reports, an try is made to elucidate what membrane constitution is and the way it may be quantitatively defined. moreover, it's proven how organic functionality mediated by way of membranes is managed through lipid membrane constitution and association on size scales starting from the scale of the person molecule, throughout molecular assemblies of proteins and lipid domain names within the variety of nanometers, to the scale of complete cells. functions of lipids in nanotechnology and biomedicine also are described.
The first variation of the current booklet used to be released in 2005 whilst lipidomics was once nonetheless greatly an rising technological know-how and lipids approximately to be famous as being as vital for all times as proteins, sugars, and genes. This considerably extended and revised version takes under consideration the large volume of data received over the last decade. moreover, the ebook now contains extra educational fabric at the biochemistry of lipids and the foundations of lipid self-assembly.
The publication is aimed toward undergraduate scholars and younger study staff inside physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, food, in addition to pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.
From the reports of the 1st edition:
"This is a hugely fascinating e-book and a excitement to learn. It represents a brand new and perfect pedagogical advent to the sphere of lipids and the biophysics of organic membranes. I reckon that physicists and chemists in addition to biologists will reap the benefits 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. a hundred thirty five, web page 105-106)
"The booklet takes the reader on a thrilling trip during the lipid international, and Mouritsen draws the eye with a full of life kind of writing … . a entire view of the ‘lipid sea’ will be simply completed, gaining the precise views for envisaging destiny advancements within the nascent box of lipidomics." (Carla Ferreri, ChemBioChem, Vol. 6 (8), 2005)
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