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Erythrocyte Agglutination: Red Cell Membrane Topography and the Role of Interfacial Tension

  • Edwin A. Steane
    Corresponding author: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75235
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas; Associate Director, Hemotherapy Department, Parkland Memorial Hospital; and Chief, Blood Bank, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
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      Recent biochemical findings about the composition of the erythrocyte membrane now permit more accurate description of the surface topography of the red blood cell. The possibility that cell surface interfacial tension may play a role in red blood cell agglutination is evaluated.
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