Advertisement

Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 123, Issue 2, pp 170–174 | Cite as

A comparative study of structural transitions in erythrocyte membranes of adult donors and neonates

  • A. V. Matveev
  • V. R. Akoev
  • Yu. S. Tarakhovskii
  • A. A. Deev
  • V. M. Bryukhanov
  • G. G. Zhadan
  • V. L. Shnyrov
Experimental Methods for Clinical Practice

Abstract

Differential scanning microcalorimetry and electron microscopy using freeze-fracture technique shows that the erythrocyte plasma membrane of adults differs in several parameters of heat absorption from that of neonates. In particular, electron microscopy demonstrates that the number and diameter of intramembrane particles are smaller in neonatal erythrocyte membranes. The results of this study account for a number of features possessed by neonatal erythrocytes.

Key Words

erythrocyte membrane differential scanning microcalorimetry neonates freeze fracturing 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    V. L. Borovyagin, A. G. Sabelnikov, Y. S. Tarahovsky, and I. A. Vasilenko,J. Membr. Biol.,100, No. 3, 229–242 (1977).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. F. Brandts, K. A. Lysko, A. T. Schwarts,et al.,Colloq. Int. C.N.R.S., No. 246, 169–175 (1976).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. B. Gun and R. G. Kirk,J. Membr. Biol.,27, No. 3, 265–282 (1976).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M. B. Kay,Gerontology,37, No. 1, 5–32 (1991).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. Kurantsin-Mills and L. S. Lessin,Pediatr. Res.,18, No. 10, 1035–1041 (1984).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    K. F. Lysko, R. Carlson, R. D. Taverna,et al., Biochemistry,20, No. 19, 5570–5576 (1981).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    L. Matovcik and W. Mentzer,Clin. Haematol.,14, No. 1, 203–221 (1985).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    V. L. Shnyrov, S. N. Orlov, G. G. Zhadan, and N. I. Pokudin,Biomed. Biochim. Acta,49, No. 6, 445–453 (1990).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    J. W. Snow, J. Vincentelli, and J. F. Brandts,Biochim. Biophys. Acta,642, 418–428 (1981).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    K. T. Tokuyasu, R. Schekman, and S. J. Singer,J. Cell Biol.,80, No. 2, 481–486 (1979).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    J. A. Ursitti, D. W. Pumplin, J. B. Wade, and R. J. Bloch,Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton,19, No. 4, 227–243 (1991).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    G. Zhadan, E. Villar, and V. L. Shnyrov,Biochem. Soc. Trans.,22, No. 3, 386S (1994).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Matveev
    • 1
  • V. R. Akoev
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Tarakhovskii
    • 1
  • A. A. Deev
    • 1
  • V. M. Bryukhanov
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. G. Zhadan
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. L. Shnyrov
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Experimental BiophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino
  2. 2.Altai State Medical UniversityBarnaul
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologySalamanca UniversitySpain

Personalised recommendations