Life - As A Matter of Fat: Lipids in a Membrane Biophysics by Ole G. Mouritsen, Luis A. Bagatolli

By Ole G. Mouritsen, Luis A. Bagatolli

The current ebook provides a multi-disciplinary standpoint at the physics of lifestyles and the actual position performed through lipids (fats) and the lipid-bilayer section of mobilephone membranes. The emphasis is at the actual houses of lipid membranes visible as tender and molecularly dependent interfaces. by way of combining and synthesizing insights got from various fresh stories, an try is made to elucidate what membrane constitution is and the way it may be quantitatively defined. in addition, it's proven how organic functionality mediated by means of membranes is managed by means of lipid membrane constitution and association on size scales starting from the dimensions of the person molecule, throughout molecular assemblies of proteins and lipid domain names within the diversity of nanometers, to the scale of entire cells. functions of lipids in nanotechnology and biomedicine also are described.

The first variation of the current booklet used to be released in 2005 while lipidomics was once nonetheless a great deal an rising technological know-how and lipids approximately to be well-known as being as very important for all times as proteins, sugars, and genes. This considerably accelerated and revised version takes under consideration the super quantity of information won during the last decade. moreover, the publication now comprises extra instructional fabric at the biochemistry of lipids and the foundations of lipid self-assembly.

The ebook is geared toward undergraduate scholars and younger examine staff inside of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, food, in addition to pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

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