Effect of heat treatment on the elasticity of human erythrocyte membrane.


Journal Article

A parallel plate flow channel is employed to study the effect of heat treatment on the elasticity of human red cell membrane. An irreversible transition between 46 degrees C and 50 degrees C results in an approximately 200% increase in an elastic constant measured at 25 degrees C. This transition is attributable to irreversible protein denaturation which has been shown by other to occur at similar temperatures in calorimetric studies of red cell ghosts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rakow, AL; Hochmuth, RM

Published Date

  • November 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1095 - 1100

PubMed ID

  • 1201326

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1201326

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1542-0086

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3495

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0006-3495(75)85885-1


  • eng