The Mechanical Filtration Coefficient (Lp) of the Cell Membrane of Cultured Glioma Cells (C6)
The mechanical filtration coefficient (Lp) of the membrane of cultured glioma cells was determined from the rate of swelling of the cells. The swelling was induced by exposing the cells to distilled water. Assuming that cells swell in a symmetrical manner, Lp was 2.2 × 10−8 cm/s · mmHg, or 1.7 × 10−4 µm/s · cmH2O when calculated from changes of the cell diameter.
KeywordsCell Diameter Diameter Change Colloid Osmotic Pressure Intracellular Fluid Observation Chamber
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