1. 1. The rate of self-digestion of main membrane proteins, spectrin and band 3 protein, was studied for erythrocyte membranes of eight mammalian species: man, cow, pig, cat, rabbit, hamster, mouse and rat. 2. 2. Spectrin and band 3 protein were most rapidly degraded in human and pig ghosts. The rates of proteolysis for other species were similar. 3. 3. The rates of self-digestion were correlated neither with lifetime of red cells nor lifespan of animals of various species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|State||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology