Urea permeability of red blood cell

Value 1.9e-4 cm/sec
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Wood RE, Wirth FP Jr, Morgan HE. Glucose permeability of lipid bilayer membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1968 Sep 17 163(2):171-8. p.175 3rd paragraphPubMed ID5686274
Primary Source M. H. Jacobs, in E. S. G. Barron, Modern Trends in Physiology and Biochemistry, Academic Press, New York, 1952, p.149.
Method "Bimolecular lipid membranes have been prepared from total phospholipid extracts of human red cells. The electrical properties and water permeability of these membranes were similar to values reported earlier for other bilayer membranes."
Comments "In the human red cell k[urea] has been reported to be 1.9X10^-4cm/sec [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110835