Role of Membrane Phospholipids in Nonfreezing Cold Injury

  • Dipak K. Das
  • Swapna Maity
  • Dan Lu
Part of the Applications of Cryogenic Technology book series (APCT, volume 10)


Nonfreezing cold injury (NFCI) represents a potential threat to infantry and marine operations carried out in inclement weather conditions.1,2 The term “NFCI” is used to identify the syndrome that results from damage to tissues that have been cooled, usually for prolonged periods, at temperatures between about 288°K (15°C) and their freezing point (272.5°K) (-0.5°C). NFCI reduces man’s mobility at the time, but through cold sensitization it may compromise his ability to fight under similar conditions in the future.


Membrane Phospholipid Blister Fluid Cold Injury Hypothermic Perfusion Oleate Linoleate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dipak K. Das
    • 1
  • Swapna Maity
    • 1
  • Dan Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Surgical Research Center, Department of Surgery Cardiovascular DivisionUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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