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Modification of electrical characteristics of bilayer lipid membranes by intramitochondrial thyroid hormone receptor


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    The thyroid hormone receptor obtained from rat liver mitochondria induces an increase in electrical conductance of bilayer lecithin membranes (BLM). Addition of thyroxine (10−7 M) to such modified BLM is accompanied by a further increase in electrical conductance and a decrease in electrical capacitance of these membranes.

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    Electrical stability of receptor-modified BLM, judging from the increase in breakdown voltage, is greater than that of unmodified BLM.

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The authors are grateful to A. N. Vasserman for valuable advice and critical comments made during the preparation of this paper.

Translated from Problemy Éndokrinologii, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 60–63, September–October, 1984.

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Kozhomkulov, É., Normatov, K., Azimova, S. et al. Modification of electrical characteristics of bilayer lipid membranes by intramitochondrial thyroid hormone receptor. Neurosci Behav Physiol 16, 257–259 (1986).

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  • Lipid
  • Electrical Conductance
  • Thyroid Hormone
  • Hormone Receptor
  • Lipid Membrane