Light-beating spectrum of erythrocyte ghosts

C. B. Bargeron, R. L. McCally, P. E.R. Tatham, S. M. Cannon, R. W. Hart

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We have measured the optical mixing spectrum of erythrocyte ghosts prepared in a manner that restores the Na+-K+ active transport mechanism contained in the cell membrane. The homodyne spectrum contains an intense spectral line centered at about 170 Hz in addition to an expected line at 0 Hz. Evidence is presented which relates the shifted spectral component to the active transport process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1107
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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