By William C. Davis, Howard E. Sandberg, Paul H. DeFoor (auth.), Lionel A. Manson (eds.)
A coordinated method utilizing biochemical and immunological instruments has given us a greater realizing of the constitution of the eukaryotic floor membrane. From such reviews has emerged the fluid mosaic version of membrane constitution and this quantity incorporates a choice of articles written by way of famous staff during this box. a massive emphasis during this quarter of study matters the alterations led to on virus-induced and carcinogen-induced tumor cells. the 1st bankruptcy comes from a laboratory that was once one of many first to imagine the distribution of transplantation antigens on phone membrane surfaces. a number of tools are defined for visualizing those antigens by means of electron microscopy. Davis and his colleagues then continue to teach how the antibody-induced redistribution of antigenic macromolecules resulted in the formula of the fluid mosaic version. From Hakomori's labora tory comes a methodological paper describing a unique approach to labeling the carbohydrate parts of the membrane glycoproteins which are uncovered at the outer surfaces of cells. the 2 chapters reviewing the alterations came across on carcinogen-induced and virus-induced malignant cells whole the survey of the constructions linked to floor mem branes. thank you are because of Mrs. Carol Garafolo who helped immeasurably with the practise of the index for this volume.