Doris Meder and Kai Simons
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Basic Organization Principles of a Cell Membrane 1
1.3 Evidence for Phase Separation in Model Membrane Systems: Liquid-Ordered and Liquid-Disordered Phases 3
1.4 Evidence for Phase Separation in Cell Membranes: The "Raft Concept" 5
1.5 Raft Domains are Clustered to Exert their Function S
1.6 The Apical Membrane of Epithelial Cells: A Percolating Raft Membrane at 25 °C 9
1.7 Caveolae: Scaffolded Membrane Domains Rich in Raft Lipids 10
1.8 Caveolae and Lipid Rafts in Membrane Traffic 12 Abbreviations 17
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.