A hypothesis of the disc-sphere transformation of the erythrocytes between glass surfaces and of related observations.

@article{Wong2005AHO,
  title={A hypothesis of the disc-sphere transformation of the erythrocytes between glass surfaces and of related observations.},
  author={Pierre Wong},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={233 1},
  pages={127-35}
}
  • Pierre Wong
  • Published 2005 in Journal of theoretical biology
Erythrocytes suspended at a low hematocrit in a non-buffered isotonic saline change from biconcave discs to spheres between glass surfaces of a slide and of a coverslip with the echinocyte as an intermediate. A pH increase is a major factor responsible for this disc-sphere transformation or glass effect. It is also observed between surfaces made of various polymers and of mica provided that the distance between them is controlled (0.1 mm). The glass effect is antagonized by serum, plasma, serum… CONTINUE READING