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Organization and Dynamics of the Lipid Components of Biological Membranes

Handbook of Physiology, Cell Physiology

  1. T. E. Thompson,
  2. M. B. Sankaram,
  3. C. Huang

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp140102

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Thompson, T. E., Sankaram, M. B. and Huang, C. 2011. Organization and Dynamics of the Lipid Components of Biological Membranes. Comprehensive Physiology. 23–57.

Author Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    The Lipid Bilayer as A Structural and Functional Component of Biological Membranes
  • 2
    Molecular Structures of Membrane Lipids
    • 2.1
      Glycerophospholipids
    • 2.2
      Sphingolipids
    • 2.3
      Cholesterol
  • 3
    Lipid Composition of Some Mammalian Cell Membranes
  • 4
    Molecular Organization of Membrane Lipids
    • 4.1
      Lamellar Phases
    • 4.2
      Binary Phospholipid Mixtures
    • 4.3
      Nonlamellar Phases
  • 5
    Physical Properties of Bilayers
    • 5.1
      Experimental Bilayer Systems
    • 5.2
      Bilayer Thickness
    • 5.3
      Electrical Properties
    • 5.4
      Permeability to Non-Ionic Solutes
    • 5.5
      Mechanical Properties of Bilayers
  • 6
    Lipid Dynamics in Bilayer Systems
    • 6.1
      Intramolecular Motions
    • 6.2
      Whole Molecule Motions
  • 7
    Bilayer Curvature