Erythrocyte aggregation: the roles of cell deformability and geometry.

  title={Erythrocyte aggregation: the roles of cell deformability and geometry.},
  author={W. H. Reinhart and Anjali Singh},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={20 4},
The sedimentation rate of erythrocyte under controlled conditions was used to study the influence of cell deformability and geometry on erythrocyte aggregation. The cell deformability, which is determined by the viscoelastic properties of the membrane, the cell geometry, and the cellular viscosity, was systematically altered. The viscoelasticity of the membrane was gradually decreased with increasing concentrations of glutaraldehyde (0.01-1.0%) or heat treatment at 47.5 degrees C for increasing… CONTINUE READING