The effect of hyperthermia on intracellular K+ in Chinese hamster ovary cells.

The effect of hyperthermia on intracellular K+ concentrations was studied in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in vitro, using a flame photometer. Intracellular K+ concentrations decreased with increasing exposure time at temperatures from 40 degrees C to 45 degrees C. The decrease in K+ concentrations preceded any loss of reproductive capability at 43… CONTINUE READING