Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry: Giant Vesicles, Volume 6

Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry: Giant Vesicles, Volume 6

Editor(s): Pier Luigi Luisi, Peter Walde

Published Online: 12 MAR 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471979869

Online ISBN: 9780470511534

DOI: 10.1002/9780470511534

About this Book

Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry Founded by J.-M. Lehn Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry reflects research which develops supramolecular structures with specific new properties, such as recognition, transport and simulation of biosystems or new materials. The series covers all areas from theoretical and modelling aspects through organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry to materials, solid-state and polymer sciences reflecting the many and varied applications of supramolecular structures in modern chemistry. Giant Vesicles Edited by Pier Luigi Luisi and Peter Walde Institute für Polymere, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland Giant vesicles or giant liposomes are supramolecular assembles of amphiphiles, surface active substances which normally contain one or two hydrophobic chains and one hydrophilic head. Due to their relatively large size, giant vesicles are easily observed by light microscopy. This volume provides an overview of ideas and results obtained from experimental studies as well as theoretical approaches. A wide variety of aspects ranging from pure mathematics and physical considerations to biochemical and biological applications are covered. Historical and fundamental aspects are discussed as well as a range of experimental approaches including the micromanipulation and micro-puncturing of single giant vesicles. 87 international contributors comment on a wide range of issues contained under the five main part headings: Introduction Preparation Methods Basic Theoretical Aspects Physical Properties Chemical and Biological Aspects. Giant Vesicles has been written for researchers in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics, working in supra-molecular chemistry, surfactant science, liposome and pharmaceutical sciences.

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    2. Mechanical Properties of Lipid Bilayers Containing Grafted Lipids (pages 207–219)

      Isak Bivas, Victoria Vitkova, Marin D. Mitov, Mathias Winterhalter, Rossitsa G. Alargova, Philippe Méléard and Pierre Bothorel

    3. Cell Deformation Mechanisms Studied with Actin-Containing Giant Vesicles, a Cell-Mimicking System (pages 319–333)

      Hidetake Miyata, Kazuo Ohki, Gerard Marriott, Shuji Nishiyama, Ken-Ichirou Akashi and Kazuhiko Kinosita, Jr.

    4. Changes in the Morphology of Giant Vesicles Under Various Physico-Chemical Stresses (pages 341–349)

      Marie-Alice Guedeau-Boudeville, Anne-Laure Bernard, Jean-Claude Bradley, Alok Singh and Ludovic Jullien

    5. Molecular Organization on Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (pages 379–384)

      Susanne Gangl, Susanne Stark, Peter Mayrhofer, Dominik Rünzler, Caroline Thurner, Arno Lukas, Bernd Mayer and Gottfried Köhler

    6. Membrane Properties of Archaeal Phospholipids: Effect of Macrocyclization (pages 385–390)

      Olivier Dannenmuller, Yoichi Nakatani, Guy Ourisson, Kenji Arakawa, Tadashi Eguchi, Katsumi Kakinuma, Sylvie Blanc and Anne-Marie Albrecht

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