Accession Number : ADA136232

Title :   Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Tissue Swelling due to Injury and due to Exposure to Low Temperature and Massive Water and Electrolyte Loss in Diarrheal Disorders.

Descriptive Note : Status rept. Nov 80-Jun 81,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Ling,G N

PDF Url : ADA136232

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Laboratory work is reported on (A) investigations into the physical state of water in living systems and its role in the physiological as well as pathological behavior of cell systems, (B) what component of the cell surface serves as the permeability barrier of living cells, (C) the molecular mechanism involved in brain swelling due to injury and of swelling of other similarly affected tissues, and (D) selective accumulation of K(+) and extrusion of Na(+) in erythrocyte ghosts.

Descriptors :   *Membranes(Biology), *Cells(Biology), *Molecular biology, Water, Tissues(Biology), Permeability, Brain, Ions, Sodium, Potassium

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE