Patterns of Discrete Cell-Cell Contacts Formed on Erythrocytes by Polycations, Lectins and Polysaccharides

  • W. Terence Coakley
  • Homa Darmani
  • Dominique Gallez
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 42)


It can be useful, in considering deformation of cells, to examine how spontaneous movements of cell membrane can occur in an orderly way. We present evidence below that such spontaneous directed movements can occur between membranes in the presence of a range of different types of polymer.


Wheat Germ Agglutinin Interfacial Instability Standing Wave Field Discrete Contact Ultrasonic Standing Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Terence Coakley
    • 1
  • Homa Darmani
    • 1
  • Dominique Gallez
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Pure and Appl. Biol.Univ. of Wales College of CardiffCardiff, WalesUK
  2. 2.Service Chim. Phys.Univ. Libre Bruxelles, Campus PlaineBrusselsBelgium

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