Characterization of water in unfertilized and fertilized sea urchin eggs.

@article{Merta1986CharacterizationOW,
  title={Characterization of water in unfertilized and fertilized sea urchin eggs.},
  author={Philip Merta and Gary D. Fullerton and Ivan L. Cameron},
  journal={Journal of cellular physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={439-47}
}
The water in unfertilized and fertilized sea urchin eggs was characterized with a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) titration method assuming fast proton diffusion (FPD) between water compartments. This method involves stepwise dehydration with sequential T1 relaxation time and water content determinations. The results analyzed by the FPD model give evidence of intracellular water compartments with three different correlation times: 6 X 10(-12) sec (bulk water), 1 X 10(-10) sec… CONTINUE READING