Average capacitance of bilayer membranes formed from human red cell phospholipids

Value 0.55 µF/cm^2 Range: ±0.01 Table - link µF/cm^2
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.174 2nd paragraph & table IPubMed ID5686274
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 "The electrical properties of membranes prepared from human red cell phospholipid were similar to those reported by other investigators using lipids from different sources. The conductance was low and varied somewhat with different lipid preparations (table I). The capacitance averaged 0.55±0.01µF/cm^2. From these values of conductance and capacitance it appeared that membranes prepared from red cell phospholipid were qualitatively similar to those prepared from different types of phospholipid."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110832