A membrane model describing the effect of temperature on the water conductivity of erythrocyte membranes at subzero temperatures.

@article{Levin1976AMM,
  title={A membrane model describing the effect of temperature on the water conductivity of erythrocyte membranes at subzero temperatures.},
  author={Ronald L. Levin and Ernest G. Cravalho and Charles E. Huggins},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          415-29
        }
}
Thermodynamic models show that the loss of intracellular water from human erythrocytes during freezing depends heavily upon the water conductivity of the erythrocyte membrane. These calculations, which are based on the simple extrapolation of ambient conductivity data to subzero temperatures, show that more than 95% of cell water is transferable during freezing, whereas experiments show that at least 20% of cell water is retained. A study of the effects of different published values for the… CONTINUE READING
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