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Biomembrane Transport

By: Lon J Van Winkle

384 pages, B/w illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101364 | ISBN: 0127145109
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Biomembrane Transport covers the fundamental principles of biomembrane transport proteins, including thermodynamics and kinetics, structure and catalytic mechanism, and regulation and integration classification. The book considers recent advances in transport protein structure and function, along with established concepts. The importance of biomembrane transport to regulation and interorgan nutrient flows and metabolism is covered, as well as classical and modern techniques for characterizing transport. The book also contains a classification scheme for all known transport proteins according to their functions and amino acid residue sequence similarities.


Foreword. Preface, H. Christensen. Importance of Biomembrane Transport. Biomembrane Composition, Structure and Turnover. Thermodynamics and Transport. Transport Kinetics. Structure and Function of Transport Proteins that Form Solute Gradients. Transport Proteins that Propagate Solute Gradients. Channel Proteins Usually Dissipate Solute Gradients. A Proposed System for the Classification of Transmembrane Transport Proteins in Living Organisms, M. Saier, Jr.. Regulation of Biomembrane Transport, O. Bussolati, G. Gazzola, and J. McGivan. Biomembrane Transport and Interogran Nutrient Flows: The Amino Acids, P. Taylor, S. Low, and M. Rennie. Selected Techniques in Membrane Transport, B. Mackenzie. Epilogue.

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Lon J. Van Winkle received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Wayne State University in 1975. He joined the faculty at the Dearborn campus of the University of Michigan in 1977 and subsequently took a position at Midwestern University where he is currently Professor and Chair of Biochemistry. He publishes regularly in both the scientific literature and the literature on science education. This work has been supported by grants from both the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. His continuing interest in basic research, science education and human growth and development are exemplified by his participation in numerous conferences on the adult development of women and men and as an invited speaker at national and international conferences on embryology, development and biomembrane transport. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and The American Physiological Society.

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