By Demetrios Papahadjopoulos, Paul R. Meers (auth.), Shinpei Ohki, Darrell Doyle, Thomas D. Flanagan, Sek Wen Hui, Eric Mayhew (eds.)
Membrane fusion is a crucial molecular occasion which performs a pivotal position in lots of dynamic mobile strategies, similar to exocytosis, endocytosis, membrane biogenesis, fertilization, and so on. whereas many stories at the physico-chem1cal method thinking about membrane fusion have seemed within the literature and masses info has gathered, there was no comprehensiv~ assembly of employees within the box. a up to date symposium which came about on the middle for day after today, kingdom college of latest York at Buffalo, long island, April 27-29, 1987, used to be the 1st assembly of its type to particularly handle the molecular mechanisms of membrane fusion. The Symposium consisted of oral, workshop and poster presentation periods. The papers provided within the oral and workshop classes are amassed right here and organized nearly within the order provided on the Symposium. those papers are the main updated and consultant paintings on the for entrance of every element of membrane fusion. even though the readers may possibly locate a few variations in interpretations concerning the molecular mechanisms of membrane fusion, there's an over all concensus that elevated hydrophobicity and dehydration of the membrane floor are crucial physico-chemical elements for membrane fusion to happen. We belief that those papers will give a contribution for your extra figuring out of the mechanisms of membrane fusion.