39. Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Fusion

  1. Hiroyuki Ohshima
  1. Shinpei Ohki1 and
  2. Klaus Arnold2

Published Online: 31 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118135440.ch39

Electrical Phenomena at Interfaces and Biointerfaces: Fundamentals and Applications in Nano-, Bio-, and Environmental Sciences

Electrical Phenomena at Interfaces and Biointerfaces: Fundamentals and Applications in Nano-, Bio-, and Environmental Sciences

How to Cite

Ohki, S. and Arnold, K. (2012) Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Fusion, in Electrical Phenomena at Interfaces and Biointerfaces: Fundamentals and Applications in Nano-, Bio-, and Environmental Sciences (ed H. Ohshima), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118135440.ch39

Editor Information

  1. Center for Colloid and Interface Science, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

  2. 2

    Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Leipzig 04103, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470582558

Online ISBN: 9781118135440

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Keywords:

  • membrane fusion;
  • ion-induced lipid membrane fusion;
  • biological membrane fusion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lipid Membrane Fusion

  • Lipid Membrane Fusion Induced or Modulated by Macromolecules

  • Biological Membrane Fusion

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgment

  • References