Although the origin and the basic meaning of the terms "planar lipid bilayers" and "liposome" have not changed during the years, the present advances in the scientific, technological, biomedical and consumer product fields are remarkable. Ever since its launch the "Adances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes' (APLBL) has provided a global platform for a community of researchers having very broad scientific interests in theoretical, experimental and simulation studies on lipid and cell membrane micro and nanostructures. Ranging from artificial lipid membranes to cell membranes, controlled release of functional molecules, drug delivery to cancer cells, pharmaceutical formulations to food products, the applications are simply enormous. An assortment of chapters in APLBL represents both an original research as well as comprehensives reviews written by world leading experts and young researchers.
Biomimetic Membrane Supported at a Metal Electrode Surface-A Molecular View Jacek Lipkowski Lipid Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface: A Tool for Understanding Electrostatic Interactions and Rheology in Bio-Membranes Natalia Wilke Langmuir Blodgett Approach to Investigate Antimicrobial Peptide-Membrane Interactions Sarah R. Dennison, Frederick Harris and David A. Phoenix Divalent Metal Cations in DNA-Phospholipid Binding Daniela Uhrikova Solid-like domains in mixed lipid bilayers: Effect of membrane lamellarity and transition pathway Vernita D. Gordon, Paul A. Beales, Gemma C. Shearman, Zhijun Zhao, John M. Seddon, Wilson C. K. Poon and Stefan U. Egelhaaf Hexagonal phase formation in oriented DPPC-Melittin samples. A small-angle X-ray diffraction study Tanja Pott and Philippe Meleard Probing the Self-Assembly of Unilamellar Vesicles using Time-Resolved SAXS Theyencheri Narayanan, Jeremie Gummel and Michael Gradzielski Defects in Planar Cell Polarity of Epithelium: What can we Learn From Liquid Crystals? Rene Markovic, Marko Gosak, Robert Repnik, Samo Kralj and Marko Marhl