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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

A Journal of Biosciences

Editor-in-Chief: Seibel, Jürgen

Editorial Board: Aigner , Achim / Boland, Wilhelm / Bornscheuer, Uwe / Hoffmann, Klaus

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Volume 32, Issue 7-8


Preparation of Human Erythrocyte Ghosts in Isotonic Solution: Haemoglobin Content and Polypeptide Composition

M. Saleemuddin / U. Zimmermann / F. Schneeweiß
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1977-7-823


Human red blood cell ghosts were prepared by dielectric breakdown of the cell membrane and subsequent electrical haemolysis in isotonic and isoionic solutions. Almost complete removal of haemoglobin (to about 0.1%) could be achieved by subjecting the erythrocytes suspended in isotonic solution to three consecutive electric field pulses of 16 kV/cm in the presence of 10 mᴍ EDTA, followed by dilution with EDTA-free isoionic medium. The cup-shaped ghost cells were electrically homogeneous. The polypeptide composition of the electrically prepared ghost cells, as analyzed by polyacrylamide electrophoresis in 1% SDS, revealed a pattern similar to ghost cells prepared by osmotic haemolysis. However, the band 6, corresponding to glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase protomer, was absent from the electrically prepared ghost cells. Also the band 8, which is eluted at low ionic strength, appeared to be very prominent in the electrical preparations.

: Electrical Haemolysis; Ghost Cell Preparation; Protein Composition

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Received: 1977-05-04

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1977-08-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, Volume 32, Issue 7-8, Pages 627–631, ISSN (Online) 1865-7125, ISSN (Print) 0939-5075, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1977-7-823.

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