Consequences of the presence of elongated variant of the major transmembrane protein (Band 3 protein) in the human erythrocyte

Wanda Retelewska, Maria Gaczyńska, Grzegorz Bartosz, Luba Judkiewicz

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Among 56 persons studied, 6 were heterozygous with respect to the elongated variant of the Band 3 protein (anion transporting protein) of the erythrocyte membranes. Erythrocytes containing the variant Band 3 protein did not exhibit morphologic abnormalities, alterations in electron spin resonance spectra of malei-mide-spin labeled membranes, in the rate of membrane 'self-digestion' or in chloride permeability. They did however show an increased membrane binding of hemoglobin and aldolase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 15 1991



  • Aldolase
  • Band 3 protein
  • Erythrocyte
  • Hemoglobin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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