Permeabilities of red cell ghosts to various sugars and a related polyol

Range Table - link cm/sec
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Jung CY, Carlson LM, Whaley DA. Glucose transport carrier activities in extensively washed human red cell ghosts. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1971 Aug 13 241(2):613-27. doi:10.1016/0005-2736(71)90059-9 p.618 table IPubMed ID5159799
Method Abstract:"Human red cell ghosts were prepared and extensively washed in the presence of divalent cations (Ca2+ and Mg2+) and their residual glucose transport carrier activities were studied. 99.18% of the original cellular contents of hemoglobin were removed by the isolation procedures."
Comments P.618 top paragraph:"Table I summarizes the results of the permeabilities of the ghosts, estimated in the manner described above, to various sugars and a related polyol, D-mannitol. A low concentration (0.25 mM) of the permeants was adopted so that the measured permeabilities to sugars represent those unhindered by the saturation of the carrier function." See note above table. Red cell ghost="In a blood smear, a large, pale, crescent-shaped cell devoid of internal contents and produced by hemolysis. Such cells are always indicative of disease." [The free dictionary]
Entered by Uri M
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