Modifications of Human Erythrocyte Membranes and Their Effect on Water Permeability Studied by a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technique
Although the process of water transport across biological membranes is of considerable importance for many physiological processes and various hypotheses have been proposed and investigated, the mechanism controlling water movement has not been fully elucidated. Because of its simple structure, lacking internal membranes, the red blood cell is ideally suited for studying water permeability.
KeywordsErythrocyte Membrane Water Permeability Water Diffusion Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technique Human Erythrocyte Membrane
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