Some Problems Concerning the Role of Water and Protons in the Function of Biological Membranes

  • V. Vasilescu
  • E. Katona
  • A. Popescu
  • C. Zaciu
  • C. Ganea


Biological membranes, the basic architectural units of all cells, constituting in some cases as much as 80% of the total dry cell weight, are involved in most of the fundamental physiological functions. Their major constituents are known to be lipids, proteins, polysaccharides, and water, but their detailed structure and the structure of water therein, the nature of interactions between membrane constituents, and effects of water and metal ions on the conformation of membrane macromolecules are still unknowns.


Biological Membrane Heavy Water Tissue Water Total Water Content Adenosine Triphophate 
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  • V. Vasilescu
  • E. Katona
  • A. Popescu
  • C. Zaciu
  • C. Ganea

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