Cell Membrane Transport Principles and Techniques by Arnost Kotyk
  

Cell Membrane Transport Principles and Techniques

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Cell Membrane Transport Principles and Techniques by Arnost Kotyk

It is not a particularly rewarding task to engage in writing a book on a subject which is undergoing a rapid and potentially revolutionary develop- ment, but, on the other hand, the investigation of transport of substances into and out of cells has reached a stage of maturity or at least of self- realization and this fact alone warrants a closer examination of the subject. No one will doubt at present that the movement-mostly by selective translocation-of substances, ranging from hydrogen ions to deoxyribo- nucleic acids, across the cell-surrounding barriers represents one of the salient features of a living cell and that, if we are permitted to go so far, the cessation of the selective transport processes might be considered as the equivalent of cell death. Hardly anybody will question the premise that cell and tissue differentiation within the ontogenetic development of an organism is closely associated with properties of the outer cell face. Perhaps no serious scholar will attempt to refute the concept that mem- branes with characteristic morphology and composition represent the ar- chitectural framework for the whole cell. And probably no experienced biologist will raise objections to the belief that many physiological processes, like nervous impulse conduction and other electrical phenomena of cells and tissues or their volume changes, are associated with membrane-regulated shifts of ions and molecules.

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Format

Paperback
498 pages

Author

Arnost Kotyk
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Publisher

Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Publication date

19th March 2012

ISBN

9781468407204


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