Membrane Fluidity

Biophysical Techniques and Cellular Regulation

  • Morris Kates
  • Arnis Kuksis

Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Measurement of Membrane Lipid Composition and Fluidity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susumu Ando, Kazuo Kon, Yasukazu Tanaka
      Pages 43-55
    3. Fred Possmayer, I. LeRoy Metcalfe, Goran Enhorning
      Pages 57-67
    4. William E. M. Lands
      Pages 69-73
  3. Correlation of Membrane Fluidity with Physiological Activity

  4. Fatty Acid Changes Accompanying Physiological Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. G. P. Hazlewood, R. M. C. Dawson, H. Hauser
      Pages 191-201
    3. A. Kawaguchi, Y. Seyama, K. Sasaki, S. Okuda, T. Yamakawa
      Pages 203-211
    4. John R. Silvius, Nanette Mak, Ronald N. McElhaney
      Pages 213-222
  5. Phospholipid Changes Accompanying Physiological Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. E. Ferber, E. Kröner, B. Schmidt, H. Fischer, B. A. Peskar, C. Anders
      Pages 239-263
    3. C. Curtain, F. D. Looney, J. A. Smelstorius
      Pages 273-282
    4. Momtaz K. Wassef, Y. N. Lin, M. I. Horowitz
      Pages 283-296
  6. Homeostatic Regulation of Membrane Fluidity

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 435-445

About this book


This book represents the proceedings of a Satellite Symposium of the XIth International Congress of Biochemistry on "Control of Membrane Fluidity" which was held on July 7, 1979 at the Charles H. Best Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The meeting was organized by M. Kates and A. Kuksis and was supported by the International Congress of Biochemistry. The purpose of the meeting was to review recent progress in many different areas of investigation bearing on the role of lipids in the structural and functional property of the cell membrane commonly referred to as fluidity. The aim was to emphasize the factors controlling membrane fluidity as studied in appropriate in vitro and in vivo experiments. The Symposium included invited review papers and short papers offered by discussants. In assem· bling the book no distinction has been made between the two types of presentations, nor has any significance been attached to the chronological order of their presentation in the Symposium. As a result it was possible to provide a much more coherent and continuous presentation than that available at the meeting.


ATP ATPase Activation Lipid biochemistry biophysical techniques enzymes metabolism protein proteins regulation temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Morris Kates
    • 1
  • Arnis Kuksis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

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