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Water : the forgotten biological molecule

Author: Hidenao Fukuyama; D Le Bihan
Publisher: Singapore : Pan Stanford Pub., ©2011.
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Addresses a number of highly topical aspects of a fast emerging field emphasizing some important, but yet unclear roles of water in biological processes, up to brain function. This book intends to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hidenao Fukuyama; D Le Bihan
ISBN: 9789814267526 981426752X
OCLC Number: 617445991
Description: x, 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The structure of the water molecule: The water molecule, liquid water, hydrogen bonds, and water networks / Martin Chaplin --
Water as a solvent: Protein dynamics and hydration water / Marie-Claire Bellissent-Funel. Effect of hydration on protein molecules / Mikio Kataoka and Hiroshi Nakagawa. Statistical-mechanics theory of molecular recognition : water and other molecules recognized by protein / Norio Yoshia [and others]. Hydrophobic molecules in water / B. Cabane --
Water at interfaces: How water meets a hydrophobic interface / Yingxi (Elaine) Zhu. Characteristics of water adjacent to hydrophilic interfaces / Hyok Yoo [and others] --
Water and cell membranes: Water and membranes : insights from molecular dynamics simulations / Mounir Tarek. Water in membranes, water in cells : neutrons reveal dynamics and interactions / M. Jasnin, A.M. Stadler, and G. Zaccai. Structure and inhibitor of water channel in brain / Yukihiro Tanimura [and others]. Water, membranes, and life without water / John H. Crowe --
Water and cellular structure/physiology: Interfacial water and cell architecture/function / Frank Mayer. Water-based biological homeostasis in multiple fluid-filled compartments in the higher organisms : regulation by the paracellular barrier-forming tight junctions of epithelial cell sheets / Yuji Yamazaki, Atsushi Tamura, and Sachiko Tsukita. Role of the septin cytoskeleton for the functional organization of the plasma membrane / Makota Kinoshita. Water movements associated with neuronal activity revealed by optical methods : focus on digital holographic microscopy / P. Marquet [and others] --
Water, health, and life: Water and the mind : role of water, cell membranes, and diffusion in brain function imaging / Denis Le Bihan. Water and brain / Hidenao Fukuyama. Water, a key molecule for living, water in metabolism and biodiversity / Gilles Boeuf.
Responsibility: edited by Denis Le Bihan, Hidenao Fukuyama.

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