Use of Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy to Investigate the Influence on Water Structure of a Number of Compounds with a Protective Action during Freezing of Human Erythrocytes
The lethal effect of freezing on animal cells and tissues can be avoided if they are preliminarily treated with protective substances. It is for this reason that most researchers who have studied the effects of low temperatures on biological systems have directed their efforts at seeking compounds that will protect tissues against the action of cold. A number of valuable practical results were obtained in using glycerol as a protective substance .
KeywordsProtective Action Polyethylene Glycol Human Erythrocyte Infrared Absorption Water Structure
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