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Title Phase transitions in cell biology / Gerald H. Pollack, Wei-Chun Chin, editors
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents On the Reversible Abrupt Structural Changes in Nerve Fibers Underlying Their Excitation and Conduction Processes; Nonequilibrium Phase Transition in Scattered Cell Communities Coupled by Auto/Paracrine-Like Signalling; Interfacial Water Compartments on Tendon/Collagen and in Cells; The Role of Ion-Exchange on Trypsin Premature Activation in Zymogen Granules; Whole-Cell Phase Transition in Neurons and its Possible Role in Apoptotic Cell Death; Puzzles of Cell and Animal Physiology in View of the Chain-Ordering Transition in Lipid Membrane
Summary Phase transitions occur throughout nature. The most familiar example is the one that occurs in water a" the abrupt, discontinuous transition from a liquid to a gas or a solid, induced by a subtle environmental change. Practically magical, the ever-so-slight shift of temperature or pressure can induce an astonishing transition from one entity to another entity that bears little resemblance to the first. So "convenient" a feature is seen throughout the domains of physics and chemistry, and one is therefore led to wonder whether it might also be common to biology. Indeed, many of t
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Subject Cytology.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Cell Physiological Phenomena.
Phase Transition.
Form Electronic book
Author Jin, Weichun.
Pollack, Gerald H.
LC no. 2008928026
ISBN 128175661X
1402086504 (Cloth)
9781402086502 (Cloth)