Journal article

Passive permeability of human red blood cells to calcium.

MK McNamara, JS Wiley

Am J Physiol | Published : 1986


Ca2+ influx was measured into human erythrocytes in which efflux was blocked by either introduction of an intracellular Ca2+ chelator, introduction of the Ca2+ chelator followed by ATP depletion, or depletion of the Ca2+ pump cofactors ATP and Mg2+. The Ca2+ influx under all three conditions was 14-20 mumol . 1 cells-1 . h-1, which is an order of magnitude higher than the influx previously reported for cells depleted of either ATP or Mg2+ separately. The difference between the two values was explained by the finding of substantial Ca2+ efflux from the Ca2+-loaded ATP-depleted cells, whereas this efflux was insignificant from cells loaded with quin 2 and then ATP depleted. Under these latter ..

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