HgCl2 disrupts the structure of the human erythrocyte membrane and model phospholipid bilayers.

@article{Suwalsky2000HgCl2DT,
  title={HgCl2 disrupts the structure of the human erythrocyte membrane and model phospholipid bilayers.},
  author={Mario Suwalsky and B Ungerer and Fernando Pardo-Manual de Villena and Francisco J. Cuevas and Carlos Patricio Sotomayor},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={267-73}
}
The structural effects of Hg(II) ions on the erythrocyte membrane were studied through the interactions of HgCl2 with human erythrocytes and their isolated resealed membranes. Studies were carried out by scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy, respectively. Hg(II) induced shape changes in erythrocytes, which took the form of echinocytes and stomatocytes. This finding means that Hg(II) locates in both the outer and inner monolayers of the erythrocyte membrane. Fluorescence… CONTINUE READING

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