Red cell membrane lipids in hemoglobinopathies.

  title={Red cell membrane lipids in hemoglobinopathies.},
  author={Frans A. Kuypers},
  journal={Current molecular medicine},
  volume={8 7},
The complex mixture of lipids and proteins of the red blood cell membrane is well maintained during the life of the cell. Lipid analysis of the red cell reveals hundreds of phospholipid molecular species and cholesterol that differ with respect to their (polar) head group, and (apolar) side chains. These molecules move rapidly in the plane, as well as across the lipid bilayer. This dynamic movement is highly organized. In the plane of the bilayer, areas enriched in certain lipids accommodate… CONTINUE READING
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