The pH of Animal Cells

  • Floyd J. Wiercinski
Part of the Protoplasmatologia book series (PROTOPLASMATOL., volume 2 / B/2 / c)


From the physicochemieal point of view protoplasm has been defined as a colloidal solution of amphoteric electrolytes. To understand the behavior of such a solution it is necessary to know the hydrogen ion concentration. This, beyond doubt, is one of the most important variables. Changes in hydrogen ion concentration can have serious effects on the behavior of protoplasm; for example, on enzymatic activity, and on the state of aggregation of proteins.


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  • Floyd J. Wiercinski
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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysiologyHahnemann Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA

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