Calcium permeability in large unilamellar vesicles prepared from bovine lens cortical lipids.

@article{Zeng1997CalciumPI,
  title={Calcium permeability in large unilamellar vesicles prepared from bovine lens cortical lipids.},
  author={Jiexi Zeng and Douglas Borchman and Carl Paterson},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
The loss of calcium homeostasis in the lens is thought to play an important role in cataract formation. Although both lens Ca(2+)-ATPase and membrane lipid permeability are essential to calcium homeostasis, membrane permeability has been studied less extensively. In the present study, the calcium permeability of large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) prepared from bovine lens cortical lipids has been characterized. When a calcium gradient had been established by the addition of CaCl2 to the external… CONTINUE READING