Mechanism of anion transport in red blood cells: role of membrane proteins.

A number of anionic chemical probes that inhibit anion permeability of red blood cells are localized in a membrane protein of about 100,000 daltons, known as band 3. The inhibitory site has been explored using a series of disulfonic stilbene compounds. It apparently contains three positive charges, probably amino groups. Two probes, pyridoxal phosphate and… CONTINUE READING