Self-digestion of erythrocyte membranes of various mammalian species

Maria Gaczyńska, Grzegorz Bartosz, Janusz Rosin, Miroslaw Soszyński

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-618
Number of pages2
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology


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