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Association of alkali metal cations with phosphatidylcholine liposomal membrane surface

Interactions of alkali metal cations (Li+, Na+, K+, Cs+) with phosphatidylcholine (PC) liposomal membranes were investigated through experimental studies and theoretical considerations. Using a microelectrophoresis technique, charge densities of experimental membrane surfaces were measured as a function of the pH of electrolyte solutions. Equilibria between the PC liposomal ...

Equilibria Between Cell Membranes and Electrolyte Solution: Effect of Fatal Accidental Hypothermia

. Figaszewski 0 1 0 Institute of Chemistry, University in Bialystok, K. Ciolkowskiego 1K , 15-245 Białystok , Poland 1 & Aneta D. Petelska Equilibria between the membranes of erythrocytes as well as thrombocytes

Effects of Novel Dinuclear Cisplatinum(II) Complexes on the Electrical Properties of Human Molt-4 Leukemia Cells

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of cisplatin and novel dinuclear platinum(II) complexes on the membrane electrical properties and lipid peroxidation levels of the Molt-4 human leukemia cell line. Changes in cell function may affect the basal electrical surface properties of cell membranes. These changes can be detected using electrokinetic measurements. Surface ...

Characterization of Human Bladder Cell Membrane During Cancer Transformation

Phenomena associated with changes in cell membranes are thought to play an important role in the cancer transformation. We hypothesized that the electrical charge of tumor cells can indirectly represent membrane-based changes that have occurred during cell transformation and may indicate tumor cell status. Here, we describe work showing that phospholipids, proteins content, and ...

The Effect of Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on the Equilibria Between Cell Membranes and the Electrolyte Solution

The effect of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning on equilibria between cell membranes and surrounding ions was described using a theoretical four-equilibria model. The model was developed to obtain parameters characterizing the interactions between solution ions and erythrocyte or thrombocyte membrane surface. The parameters are the total surface concentrations of both acidic and ...

Effects of Novel Dinuclear Cisplatinum(II) Complexes on the Electric Properties of Human Breast Cancer Cells

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of cisplatin and novel dinuclear platinum(II) complexes on the electrical properties of the membrane and the level of lipid peroxidation in the human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7. The basal electrical surface properties of cells are known. Changes in cell function may affect these surface properties, and those ...

The Equilibria Between Monovalent Ions and Phosphatidylcholine Monolayer at the Air/Water Interface

The effect of monovalent ion (Li+, Na+, Cs+) interaction with monolayers of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin, PC) was investigated at the air/water interface. We present surface tension measurements of lipid monolayers obtained using a Langmuir method as a function of monovalent ion concentration. Measurements were carried out at 22 °C using a Teflon trough and a Nima 9000 ...

Changes in Electric Properties of Human Breast Cancer Cells

Studies of the electrical surface properties of biological cells have provided fundamental knowledge about the cell surface. The change in biological functions of cells may affect the surface properties and can be detected by electrokinetic measurements. The surface density of fibroblasts and breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7) as a function of pH was measured by ...

The Equilibria of Lipid–K+ Ions in Monolayer at the Air/Water Interface

The effect of K+ ion interaction with monolayers of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin, PC) or cholesterol (Ch) was investigated at the air/water interface. We present surface tension measurements of lipid monolayers obtained using a Langmuir method as a function of K+ ion concentration. Measurements were carried out at 22°C using a Teflon trough and a Nima 9000 tensiometer. ...

The Effect of Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on the Surface Charge of Blood Cells

The objective of this investigation was to evaluate postmortem changes of electric charge of human erythrocytes and thrombocytes after fatal carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The surface charge density values were determined on the basis of the electrophoretic mobility measurements of the cells carried out at various pH values of electrolyte solution. The surface charge of ...

Interfacial Tension of the Lipid Membrane Formed from Phosphatidylcholine–Decanoic Acid and Phosphatidylcholine–Decylamine Systems

Interfacial tension has been determined for phosphatidylcholine (PC)–decanoic acid (DA) and PC–decylamine (DE) membranes. PC (lecithin), DA and DE were used in the experiments; the interfacial tension values of the pure components are 1.62 × 10−3, −2.38 × 10−2 and −3.88 × 10−2 N/m (hypothetical values for DA and DE), respectively. The 1:1 complexes were formed during formation of ...

Phospholipid Composition and Electric Charge in Healthy and Cancerous Parts of Human Kidneys

Phospholipids are ubiquitous in nature and are essential for the lipid bilayer of cell membranes. Their structural and functional properties are pivotal for the survival of the cell. In this study the phospholipids of healthy and cancerous human renal tissues from the same patients are compared with special reference to the electric charge of the membrane. A simple and highly ...

The Interfacial Tension of the Lipid Membrane Formed from Lipid–Amino Acid Systems

The interfacial tension of lipid membranes composed of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin, PC)–valine (Val), phosphatidylcholine–isoleucine (Ile), phosphatidylcholine–tyrosine (Tyr), and phosphatidylcholine–phenylalanine (Phe) has been studied. The membrane components formed 1:1 complexes. The interfacial tension measurements were used to determine the membrane surface concentration A 3 ...

Changes in Surface-Charge Density of Blood Cells After Sudden Unexpected Death

The objective of the investigation was evaluation of postmortem changes of electric charge of human erythrocyte and thrombocyte membranes after sudden unexpected death. The surface charge density values were determined on the basis of the electrophoretic mobility measurements of the cells carried out at various pHs of electrolyte solution. The interactions between both erythrocyte ...

The Effect of Contrast Medium SonoVue® on the Electric Charge Density of Blood Cells

The effect of contrast medium SonoVue® on the electric charge density of blood cells (erythrocytes and thrombocytes) was measured using a microelectrophoretic method. We examined the effect of adsorbed H+ and OH− ions on the surface charge of erythrocytes or thrombocytes. Surface charge density values were determined from electrophoretic mobility measurements of blood cells ...