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Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 19


Author: Ales IglicChandrashekhar Kulkarni

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 25th April 2014

ISBN-13: 9780124199606

Pages: 206

Language: English



Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes volumes cover a broad range of topics, including main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers as well as spherical liposomes. The invited authors present the latest results of their own research groups in this exciting multidisciplinary field.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Charged Particles can Mediate Attraction Between Equally Charged Membranes—Theoretical Study Abstract 1 Biological Systems in Electrolyte Solutions 2 Theoretical Basis 3 Theoretical Methods and Simulation 4 Application of Methods to Different Biological Systems 5 General Discussion 6 Conclusions Chapter Two: Cationic Liposomes as Model Nonviral Vectors for Pulmonary Delivery of DNA Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Viral Versus Nonviral Vectors of Genes 3 Cellular Uptake of Lipoplexes 4 Gene Therapy via Pulmonary Delivery 5 DNA Expression in the Lung 6 Factors Influencing Expression of Gene in the Lung Using Lipoplexes 7 Novel Strategies for Pulmonary Delivery of Genes 8 Conclusions Chapter Three: Giant Unilamellar Vesicles and Suspended Nanobilayers as Model Systems for Biophysical Research Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Giant Unilamellar Vesicles 3 Case Study: Nanobilayers on Glass Supports 4 Summary Acknowledgments Chapter Four: Hydrophobically Modified Chitosan: Solution Properties by Rheology and Light Scattering Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Experimental 3 Results and Discussion 4 Conclusions Acknowledgments Chapter Five: Structural Transitions in Lipid Membranes: Mechanism for Cell-Penetrating Peptides Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Structure of Lipids 3 Polymorphism of Lipids in Aqueous Solution 4 Cubic Phases in Lipids 5 Characterization of Lipid Phases 6 Cell-Penetrating Peptides 7 Proposed Cellular Uptake Mechanisms 8 Experimental Methods 9 Peptide–Lipid Interactions 10 Conclusion Chapter Six: Biomimetic Liposome Model Systems to Study Cell Shape Control by the Cytoskeleton Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Creating Cell-Sized Liposomes Encapsulating Cytoskeletal Polymers 3 Toward Complex Cytoskeletal Model Systems 4 Conclusion and Perspective Acknowledgments Chapter Seven: Role of Blood Sampling in Assessment of Concentration of Extracellular Nanovesicles in Isolates from Peripheral Blood Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Material and Methods 3 Theory 4 Experimental Results on the Free Flow 5 Discussion Index