Changes in erythrocyte membranes after fractioned hyperthermia
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
© The Author(s) Journal compilation © 1993 International Federation for Cell Biology
Cell Biology International
Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 665–670, July 1993
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Koter, M. (1993), Changes in erythrocyte membranes after fractioned hyperthermia. Cell Biology International, 17: 665–670. doi: 10.1006/cbir.1993.1116
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Paper received 08.12.92. Revised paper accepted 30.04.93.
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The structural changes in erythrocytes membranes were examined before and after the second heat shock of erythrocytes. Electrophoretic separation of protein erythrocyte membranes for cells incubated at 48.5°C was different from control i.e. from erythrocytes incubated at 37°C. No quantitative or qualitative changes were spotted in comparison with protein membranes isolated from the erythrocytes following single or double heat shock.
Fluidity of erythrocytes membranes was determined by using spin labels, 5-doxylstearic acid and 16-doxylstearic acid. The membranes were more rigid in their hydrophobic regions after incubation of cells at 44°C. It can be suggested that erythrocyte membranes play some role in thermotolerance and heat damage of enuclate cells.