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Electrochemical Processes in Biological Systems

Andrzej Lewenstam (Editor), Lo Gorton (Editor), Andrzej Wieckowski (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-89884-0
272 pages
May 2015
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The first book to provdie a comprehensive look at bioenergetics, the energy flow in living systems, by studying ion exchange and electron transfer processes in biological membranes and artificial bio-films, and how these processes contribute to developing modern biosensor and ion-sensor technology, as well as biofuel cells.

The book:

  • Discusses the ion fluxes and electron transfer processes in biological membranes and artificial bio-films
  • Provides an in-depth description of the processes at the interface between the membrane/film and substrate electrode
  • Is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive look at how these processes are understood in biology of living cells
  • Addresses how these processes contribute to developing modern biosensor and ion-sensor technology, as well as biofuel cells
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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Modeling of Relations between Ionic Fluxes and Membrane Potential in Artificial Membranes 1
Agata Michalska and Krzysztof Maksymiuk

2 Transmembrane Ion Fluxes for Lowering Detection Limits of Ion-Selective Electrodes 23
Tomasz Sokalski

3 Ion Transport and (Selected) Ion Channels in Biological Membranes in Health and Pathology 61
Krzysztof Do?owy

4 Electrical Coupling through Gap Junctions between Electrically Excitable Cells 83
Yarra Lefler and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari

5 Enzyme Film Electrochemistry 105
Julea N. Butt, Andrew J. Gates, Sophie J. Marritt and David J. Richardson

6 Plant Photosystem II as an Example of a Natural Photovoltaic Device 121
Wies?aw I. Gruszecki

7 Electrochemical Activation of Cytochrome P450 133
Andrew K. Udit, Michael G. Hill and Harry B. Gray

8 Molecular Properties and Reaction Mechanism of Multicopper Oxidases Related to Their Use in Biofuel Cells 169
Edward I. Solomon, Christian H. Kjaergaard and David E. Heppner

9 Electrochemical Monitoring of the Well-Being of Cells 213
Kalle Levon, Qi Zhang, Yanyan Wang, Aabhas Martur and Ramya Kolli

10 Electrochemical Systems Controlled by Enzyme-Based Logic Networks: Toward Biochemically Controlled Bioelectronics 231
Jan Halámek and Evgeny Katz

Index 000

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Author Information

Andrzej Lewenstam, DSc, f. Chairman of Working Group for Ion Sensitive Electrodes and Biosensors of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. He was one of the founders and leaders of the “Solidarity” at the University of Warsaw in 1980, while pursuing his DSc. In 1990 he was appointed the Chair Professor in sensor technology at Åbo Akademi University and has been a full professor at AGH University of Science and Technology since 1993. He has published 250 papers, 20 patents and several book chapters. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of six international journals, including Electroanalysis and Foundations of Science.

Lo Gorton, PhD, docent, is Chair Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Lund University since 1997 and Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest, Romania, since 2000. In 2012 he became fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and was awarded The International DropSens Award. In 2013 he was awarded The Katzumi Niki Prize in Bioelectrochemistry by the Bioelectrochemical division of the ISE. He has published more than 400 papers, 5 patents and 12 book chapters. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of eight international journals, including Electroanalysis, Bioelectrochemistry, ChemElectroChem and Open Analytical Chemistry.

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