Poul Jannik Bjerrum

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Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark; 2 School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK; 3 Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark; 4 Department of(More)
BACKGROUND The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed in human spermatozoa, and VDR-knockout mice and vitamin D (VD) deficiency in rodents results in impaired fertility, low sperm counts and a low number of motile spermatozoa. We investigated the role of activated VD (1,25(OH)(2)D(3)) in human spermatozoa and whether VD serum levels are associated with semen(More)
This work demonstrates the existence of titratable transport and modifier sites in the anion transport system of human red cells. Effects of alkaline extracellular pH on chloride exchange were studied up to pH 13 at 0 degrees C. The studies revealed two sets of reversible titratable groups. One set, having a pK of or approximately 11, appeared to be(More)
The ionic activities and total molalities of sodium, potassium, calcium, lithium, and chloride in a solution of human serum albumin were measured at different values of pH between 4 and 9. The same quantities were measured simultaneously in a protein-free electrolyte solution in membrane equilibrium with the albumin solution. Taking the residual(More)
About 80% of the CO2 formed by metabolism is transported from tissues to lungs as bicarbonate ions in the water phases of red cells and plasma. The catalysed hydration of CO2 to bicarbonate takes place in the erythrocytes but most of the bicarbonate thus formed must be exchanged with extracellular chloride to make full use of the carbon dioxide transporting(More)
Chloride exchange in resealed human erythrocyte ghosts can be irreversibly inhibited with phenylglyoxal, a reagent specific for the modification of arginyl residues in proteins . Phenylglyoxal inhibits anion transport in two distinct ways . At 0°C, inhibition is instantaneous and fully reversible, whereas at higher temperature in an alkaline extracellular(More)
Chloride self-exchange across the human erythrocyte membrane at alkaline extracellular pH (pHO) and constant neutral intracellular pH (pH(i)) can be described by an exofacial deprotonatable reciprocating anion binding site model. The conversion of the transport system from the neutral to the alkaline state is related to deprotonation of a positively charged(More)
A method of preparing hemoglobin-depleted resealed ghosts with an extremely low hemoglobin content is described. The membrane morphology, the crossed immunoelectrophoresis pattern of the membrane proteins, and the transport function of these ghosts have been examined. Electron microscopic examination of the ghosts on hydrophilic as well as hydrophobic grid(More)
Anion exchange in human red blood cell membranes was inactivated using the impermeant carbodiimide 1-ethyl-3-(4-azonia-4,4-dimethylpentyl)-carbodiimide (EAC). The inactivation time course was biphasic: at 30 mM EAC, approximately 50% of the exchange capacity was inactivated within approximately 15 min; this was followed by a phase in which irreversible(More)
The capnophorin (band 3)-mediated chloride self exchange flux in intact erythrocytes and in resealed erythrocyte ghosts was determined at pH 7.3 by measuring the unidirectional efflux of 36Cl-. The time-dependent irreversible inactivation of the anion transport system by 4,4'-diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS) was measured as the relative(More)