Search for dissertations about: "membrane nanotube"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words membrane nanotube.

  1. 1. Interaction of Calcium Ions with Lipid Membranes

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Baharan Ali Doosti; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; phospholipid bilayer membrane; membrane dynamics; micromanipulation; calcium ions; cell migration.; membrane nanotube; membrane tubular protrusions; calcium ion concentration gradient; membrane bending; giant unilamellar vesicle;

    Abstract : Bilayer membranes enclose and shield the biological cell and its inner compartments, as well as the tubular networks that exist within and between the cells. Due to their fluidic nature, the membranes are incredibly dynamic and flexible, which allows them to bend, reshape and fuse in response to mechanical and chemical stimuli within their natural microenvironments. READ MORE

  2. 2. Lipid Nanotube Networks: Shape Transitions and Insights into the Dynamics of Self-Organization

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Tatsiana Lobovkina; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; circular nanotube; shape transition; enzymatic reaction; nanotube knot; self-organization; liposome; lipid nanotube; lipid vesicle; nanotube-vesicle network;

    Abstract : Nanotube-vesicle networks (NVNs) are simplified models of cell membrane tubular systems which are dynamic transportation routs for molecular cargoes in biological cells. The presented work describes dynamic properties of NVNs such as self-organization, shape and topology transformations; moreover, specific geometric properties of the networks are used for controlling enzymatic reactions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Transport Modes in Nanotube-Vesicle Networks

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Michal Tokarz; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; diffusion; confinement; liposome; biomimetic; micromanipulation; Vesicle; electrophoresis; network; nanotube; transport;

    Abstract : Methods for construction of surface-immobilized microscopic networks of phospholipid bilayer vesicles (3-50 µm in diameter) interconnected by lipid tubes (30-150 nm in radius), have previously been developed. The networks have controlled connectivity and are well-defined with regard to container size, content, angle between nanotube extensions, and nanotube length. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nanotube Vesicle Networks: Immobilization and Transport Studies

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Johan Hurtig; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; network; electrophoresis; nanotechnology; liposome; biomimetic; confocal microscopy; Vesicle; microfabrication; nanotube;

    Abstract : Surfactant lipids are an essential element of living cells. They are the basis for the biomembranes that envelope and divide cells into compartments. In addition to this static function, lipid membranes also play a role in dynamic processes such as transport and signaling. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modification and Utilization of Nanotube-vesicle Networks

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Martin Markström; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; nanotechnology; diffusion; network; nanotube; biomimetic; hydrogel; vesicle; compartmentalization; poly N-isopropyl acrylamide ; Marangoni; liposome;

    Abstract : Methods based on self-assembly and self-organization for construction of lipid bilayer networks, consisting of vesicles (3-100 μm in diameter) connected by conduits (50-300 nm in diameter), have previously been developed. Control over network geometry, topology, content, and membrane composition has been demonstrated. READ MORE