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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 127–128 | Cite as

Rheological and functional impairments in cholesterol-loaded human erythrocytes

  • T. Shiga
  • N. Maeda
  • T. Suda
  • K. Kon
  • M. Sekiya
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Summary

Decreased deformability, slightly increased suspension viscosity and retarded oxygen egress were observed in cholesterol-loaded, human erythrocytes. These functional changes resulted from the decreased membrane fluidity induced by cholesterol.

Keywords

Oxygen Viscosity Cholesterol Functional Impairment Functional Change 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Shiga
    • 1
  • N. Maeda
    • 1
  • T. Suda
    • 1
  • K. Kon
    • 1
  • M. Sekiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, Medical SchoolEhime UniversityEhimeJapan

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