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An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts William Stillwell(Author)

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An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts

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Original name book: An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts

Pages: 378

Language: English

Publisher: Elsevier Science; 1 edition (November 13, 2018)

By: William Stillwell(Author)

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Category - Science & Math

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An Introduction to Biological Membranes: From Bilayers to Rafts covers many aspects of membrane structure/function that bridges membrane biophysics and cell biology. Offering cohesive, foundational information, this publication is valuable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and membranologists who seek a broad overview of membrane science.

  • Brings together different facets of membrane research in a universally understandable manner
  • Emphasis on the historical development of the field
  • Topics include membrane sugars, membrane models, membrane isolation methods, and membrane transport.

Dr. Stillwell was a faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for 32 years where he taught a senior level course in Biological Chemistry and a graduate level course in Biological Membranes. He also led an active research lab on the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on model membrane structure and function. He has published 140 papers and 400 abstracts on membranes. He has been an Associate Editor of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. He retired in 2010 and now maintains Professor Emeritus status.

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Customer Reviews
  • By David A. Rintoul on July 9, 2014

    (Excerpted from my review in Choice, the review journal of the American Library Association)Stillwell aims to update Robert Gennis's classic 1988 work Biomembranes with this slim textbook. It is well written, with a welcome emphasis on the history of lipid biochemistry and membrane biology; photographs of scientists who were important in this history make the text even more enjoyable. As would be expected for a book of this size, it has a few omissions (e.g., no mention of Harden McConnell's contributions to the membrane bilayer model or the contributions of S. I. Hakomori to scientific understanding of glycolipid structure and function). A couple of interesting areas are overemphasized. For example, Stilwell devotes a lot of space to lipid rafts, a relatively recent addition to the understanding of the biological membrane. But in general, his book is readable, current, and well organized. The author starts with oil/water chemistry and the hydrophobic effect, touches on all membrane components (lipids and proteins), introduces membrane reconstitution, and ends with a chapter on human health as it is impacted by membrane biology. Students of membrane structure and function, as well as experienced researchers in the area, will benefit from reading this book; it can also serve as a course resource.

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