Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly: Volume 25

Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly: Volume 25

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Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly, formerly titled Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, provides a global platform for a broad community of experimental and theoretical researchers studying cell membranes, lipid model membranes, and lipid self-assemblies from the micro- to the nanoscale. Planar lipid bilayers are widely studied due to their ubiquity in nature, also finding application in the formulation of biomimetic model membranes. Section topics in this release cover Ras Proteolipid nano-assemblies on the plasma membrane, gold nanomaterials, recent advances in cancer theranostics, and the interactions of flavonoids with lipidic mesophases, amongst other highly resourceful topics.

Self-assembled lipid structures have enormous potential as dynamic materials, ranging from artificial lipid membranes, to cell membranes, from biosensing, to controlled drug delivery, and from pharmaceutical formulations, to novel food products, to name a few. This series represents both original research and comprehensive reviews written by world-leading experts and young researchers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 480g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128120800
  • 9780128120804

Table of contents

1. Could Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes Represent a Viable Support System for Appropriate Cells in Vascular Implants? I. Junkar, M. Kulkarni, P. Humpolicek, Z. Capakova , B. Burja, A. Mazare, P. Schmuki, K. Mrak-Poljsak, A. Flasker, P. Zigon, S. Cucnik, M. Mozetic, M. Tomsic, A. Iglic and S. Sodin-Semrl 2. Ras Proteolipid Nano-Assemblies on the Plasma Membrane Sort Lipids with High Selectivity Y. Zhou and J.F. Hancock 3. Membrane-Mimetic Inverse Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Systems for Encapsulation of Peptides and Proteins T.G. Meikle, C.J. Drummond, F. Separovic and C.E. Conn 4. Interactions of Flavonoids with Lipidic Mesophases A. Sadeghpour, D. Sanver and M. Rappolt 5. Preparation and Characterization of Supported Lipid Bilayers for Biomolecular Interaction Studies by Dual Polarization Interferometry T.-H. Lee and M.-I. Aguilar 6. Gold Nanomaterials-Recent Advances in Cancer Theranostics S. Sudhakar and P.B. Santhosh
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About Ales Iglic

Ales Iglic received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and M.Sc. degree in biophysics from the Department of Physics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Ljubljana. He is a Full Professor and the Head of Laboratory of Biophysics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana. His main research interests are in electrostatics, mechanics and statistical physics of lipid nanostructures and biological membranes. He is devoted to higher education, basic research in biophysics and close contacts to clinical practice. Prof. Iglic was visiting scientist and professor at Abo Academy University in Turku (Finland), Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) and Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He established collaborations with researchers from different universities across the Europe, USA and India and was supervisor of many M.Sc., Ph.D. and postdoctoral students from Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Iran, Bulgaria, Germany, India and Israel. Since 2009 is the editor of Elsevier book series "Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes" (APLBL). Michael Rappolt has been appointed as Professor of Lipid Biophysics (School of Food Science and Nutrition) in April 2013. He received his MSc and PhD in physics from the University of Hamburg and achieved his habilitation at the University of Ljubljana in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He was Senior Researcher at the Synchrotron Trieste Outstation (Italy), Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research (Austrian Academy of Sciences), before becoming Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology. Professor Michael Rappolt is a leading authority on investigating the structure and dynamics of lipid membranes using small-angle X-ray scattering. His recent research activities have concentrated on the study of drug/membrane interactions with potential applications to drug delivery and food. Further research topics concentrate on characterising crystallization processes in food, the investigation of colloid interfaces and the determination of particle structures on the nanoscale. He also seeks to transfer standard measurement techniques applied in food research - such as mechanic (sound and shear) and thermodynamic sample manipulations to synchrotron sites - to understand food on a smaller (nanometre) and faster (microsecond) scale.
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