- Rakow, A.L. and Hochmuth, R.M., Effect of heat treatment on the elasticity of human erythrocyte membrane,
Biophys. J. (USA), vol. 15 no. 11
pp. 1095 - 100 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
A parallel plate flow channel was employed to study the effect of heat treatment on the elasticity of human red cell membranes. An irreversible transition between 46°C and 50°C results in an approximately 200% increase in an elastic constant measured at 25°C. This transition is attributable to irreversible protein denaturation which has been shown by others to occur at similar temperatures in calorimetric studies of red cell ghosts
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