Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 611–614 | Cite as

Membrane damage by coelomic fluid fromHolothuria polii (Echinodermata)

  • C. Canicatti
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Summary

Rabbit erythrocyte membranes lyzed byHolothuria polii coelomic fluid, observed under the electron microscope, present lesions consisting of irregular holes which are heterogeneous in size (ranging from 50 Å to 250 Å) and ultrastructurally different from the ring-like structure produced by human complement. The protein pattern associated with the lyzed membrane was also examined.

Key words

Holothuria polli coelomic fluid hemolysin rabbit erythrocyte membranes complement lesions 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Canicatti
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  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyPalermo(Italy)

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