This book deals with the role of water in cell function. Long recognized to be central to cell function, water's role has not received the attention lately that it deserves. This book brings the role of water front and central. It presents the most recent work of the leading authorities on the subject, culminating in a series of sometimes astonishing observations. This volume will be of interest to a broad audience.
PREFACE A Convergence of Experimental and Theoretical Breakthroughs Affirms the PM theory of Dynamically Structures Cell Water on the Theory's 40th Birthday; Gilbert N. Ling Molecular Basis of Articular Disk Biomechanics: Fluid Flow and Water Content in the Temporomandibular Disk as related to distribution of sulfur; Christine L. Haskins et al. Coherent domains in the streaming of cytoplasm of a giant algal cell; V.A. Shepherd The glassy state of water: A 'stop and go' device for biological processes; S.E. Pagnotta and F. Bruni Information exchange within intracellular water; Martin F. Chaplin Biology's unique phase transition drives cell function; Dan W. Urry The effects of static magnetic fields, low frequency electromagnetic field and mechanical vibration on some physicochemical properties of water; Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan et al. Solute exclusion and potential distribution near hydrophilic surfaces; Jianmeng Zhang and Gerald H. Pollack Vicinal Hydration of Biopolymers: Cell Biological Consequences; W. Drost-Hansen The Liquid Crystalline organism and biological water; Mae-Wan Ho et al. The unfolded protein state revisited; Patricio A. Carvajal and Tyre C. Lanier Some properties of interfacial water: determinant for cell architecture and function? Frank Mayer et al. Domain potential in hydrogels of Poly(methacryic acid) and its potassium salt; Alexander P. Safronov et al Biological significance of active oxygen-dependent processes in aqueous systems; Vladimir L. Voeikov The comprehensive Experimental Research on the Autothixotropy of water; Bohumil Vybiral Non-bulk-like water in cellular interfaces; Ivan L. Cameron and Gary D. Fullerton The physical nature of the biological signal, a puzzling phenomenon: The critical contribution of Jaques Beveniste; Yolene Thomas et al. INDEX
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