Describes the properties of cellular membranes and their relationship with fundamental biological processes. This book provides insight on the chemistry, structures, model systems, and techniques employed for studying membrane properties and processes. A major focus is on the prominence of membranes in diverse physiological processes and disease, as well as applications of membranes and biomimetic membrane systems in varied disciplines. The book aims to illuminate the significance and beauty of membrane science, and serve both as an entry point for scholars wishing to embark on membrane research, as well as scientists already working in the field.
Presents the latest membrane technologies of both organic and inorganic origin used for therapeutic purposes. Case studies are presented and thoroughly interpreted, a list of further reading of original papers sub-divided by chapter is provided.
Raz Jelinek, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.