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Membrane Shear Elasticity And Depletion Of Membrane Skeleton In Red Blood Cell Vesicles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960101

Volume

3

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

676 kb

Author(s)

A. Iglic & H. Hagerstrand

Abstract

In this paper the shear energy of the membrane skeleton is calculated 'during the budding process of the -red blood cell. It is shown, that the partial detachment of the skeleton in the budding region of the cell membrane and the consequent depletion of the membrane skeleton in red blood cell daughter vesicles is additionally favoured due to the accumulated shear deformations in the region of the neck between the daughter vesicle and the parent cell since they are relaxed in the detached state of the skeleton. 1 Introduction The membrane of red blood cell (RBC) can form during the budding process (see Gennis [l] ) small spherical daughter vesicles which are released from the RBC membrane

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