Arsenic (V) induces a fluidization of algal cell and liposome membranes.

  title={Arsenic (V) induces a fluidization of algal cell and liposome membranes.},
  author={Le Tu Quoc Tuan and Tran Thi Thanh Huong and Pham Thi Anh Hong and Tomonori Kawakami and Toshinori Shimanouchi and Hiroshi Umakoshi and Ryoichi Kuboi},
  journal={Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA},
  volume={22 6},
Arsenate is one of the most poisonous elements for living cells. When cells are exposed to arsenate, their life activities are immediately affected by various biochemical reactions, such as the binding of arsenic to membranes and the substitution of arsenic for phosphate or the choline head of phospholipids in the biological membranes. The effects of arsenate on the life activities of algae Chlorella vulgaris were investigated at various concentrations and exposure times. The results… CONTINUE READING