List of Contributors.
PART I: HOW LIPIDS SHAPE PROTEINS.
1. Lipid Bilayers, Translocons, and the Shaping of Polypeptide Structure (S. White, et al.).
2. Folding and Stability of Monomeric beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins (J. Kleinschmidt).
3. A Paradigm of Membrane Protein Folding: Principles, Kinetics and Stability of Bacteriorhodopsin Folding (P. Booth).
4. Post-Integration Misassembly of Membrane Proteins and Disease (C. Sanders).
PART II: HOW PROTEINS SHAPE LIPIDS.
5. A Census of Ordered Lipids and Detergents in X-ray Crystal Structures of Integral Membrane Proteins (M. Wiener).
6. Lipid and Detergent Interactions with Membrane Proteins Derived from Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (A. Arora).
PART III: MEMBRANE PENETRATION BY TOXINS.
7. Lipid Interactions of a-Helical Protein Toxins (G. Anderluh & J. Lakey).
8. Membrane Recognition and Pore Formation by Bacterial Pore-forming Toxins (A. Heuck & A. Johnson).
9. Mechanism of Membrane Permeation and Pore Formation by Antimicrobial Peptides (Y. Shai).
PART IV: MECHANISMS OF MEMBRANE FUSION.
10. Cell Fusion in Development and Disease (B. Podbilewicz & L. Chermomodik).
11. Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Membrane Fusion (O. Vites & R. Jahn).
12. Interplay of Proteins and Lipids in Virus Entry by Membrane Fusion (A. Lai, et al.).
PART V: CHOLESTEROL, LIPID RAFTS, AND PROTEIN SORTING.
13. Protein-Lipid Interactions in the Formation of Raft Microdomains in Biololgical Membranes (A. Kusumi, et al.).
14. Protein and Lipid Partitioning in Locally Heterogeneous Model Membranes (P. Schwille, et al.).
PART VI: TARGETING OF EXTRINSIC MEMBRANE PROTEIN MODULES TO MEMBRANES AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION.
15. In vitro and Cellular Membrane-binding Mechanisms of Membrane-targeting Domains (W. Cho & R. Stahelin).
16. Structure and Interactions of C2 Domains at Membrane Surfaces (D. Cafiso).
17. Structural Mechanisms of Allosteric Regulation by Membrane-binding Domains (B. Canagarajah, et al.).
"...for the advanced student, researcher, or teacher of life sciences, it can be highly recommended." (ChemBioChem)
"Considered as a whole, this is an excellent collection of highly topical articles in the field of lipid-protein interactions. Every article contains a comprehensive and up-to-date list of references, giving the reader access to a wealth of primary literature. An especially valuable resource is the compilation of current data relating to the individual topics that have been extracted from protein data banks; these also provide a good basis for planning further work. The keyword index enables the reader to find relevant discussions in the various articles. The book is a worthwhile addition to the private collections of all those who are concerned with lipid-protein interactions." (Angewandte Chemie)