Alterations in Membrane Fluidity of Hypertension Determined by an Electron Spin Resonance Method
It has been proposed that essential hypertension and genetic hypertension may be associated with various functional or structural abnormalities of cell membranes [1–3]. The data of these studies support the concept that changes in electrolyte handling or physiochemical properties of membrances may be a key etiological factor in hypertension. Recently, electron spin resonance (ESR) and a spin-label technique have been widely used to elucidate the composition, structure, and behavior of biomembranes and perturbations of the membranes by external agents [4–6].
KeywordsElectron Spin Resonance Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Essential Hypertension Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Membrane Fluidity
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