Ionic Transport Changes Induced by High Hydrostatic Pressures in Mammalian Red Blood Cells

  • A. Péqueux


Despite the vast amount of experimental data available, the molecular mechanisms concerned with the regulation of ionic passages across biological membranes still remain very obscure. Most of the theories on passive and active transfers involve the existence of chemical reactions, ionization processes, and binding to carriers or enzymes. Being associated with volume changes, these chemical processes must be sensitive to hydrostatic pressure [1]. Hence, the idea of using high pressure as an analytical tool and of applying it to approach the study of the structure of the cell membrane in relation to function.


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  • A. Péqueux
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  1. 1.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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