Osmotic effects of protein polymerization: Analysis of volume changes in sickle cell anemia red cells following deoxy-hemoglobin S polymerization


Polymerization-depolymerization of proteins within cells and subcellular organelles may have powerful osmotic effects. As a model to study these we analyzed the predicted volume changes following hemoglobin (Hb) S polymerization in sickle cell anemia (SS) red cells with different initial volumes. The theoretical analysis predicted that dehydrated SS red… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01872739

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