Title: Erythrocyte membrane lipids and cationic transport systems in men
Authors: Lijnen, Paul ×
Fagard, Robert
Staessen, Jan A
Thijs, Lutgarde
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Oct-1992
Series Title: Journal of hypertension vol:10 issue:10 pages:1205-11
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The relationship between erythrocyte membrane and plasma lipids and various transmembrane erythrocyte cationic fluxes was examined in 53 normal men. DESIGN: Different measurements of erythrocyte transport systems were obtained: Na(+)-Li+ countertransport activity; Na+, K+ cotransport activity; Na+, K(+)-ATPase pump activity and the ground membrane permeability for Na+ and K+ as well as the intra-erythrocyte Na+, K+ and Mg2+ concentrations. Plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, free fatty acids, low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and the erythrocyte membrane contents of cholesterol, phospholipids and free fatty acids were obtained from fasting subjects. RESULTS: In single regression analysis the erythrocyte Na(+)-Li+ countertransport and Na+, K+ cotransport activities were negatively related to the erythrocyte membrane cholesterol, phospholipids and free fatty acids contents. The Na+, K(+)-ATPase pump activity as assessed by the ouabain-sensitive Na+ efflux was also inversely related to the membrane cholesterol and phospholipids contents. In multiple regression analysis the red blood cell Na(+)-Li+ countertransport activity was independently and negatively related to the membrane cholesterol and free fatty acids contents. CONCLUSION: Our data show that an elevated level of erythrocyte membrane lipids in normal men is accompanied by lower Na(+)-Li+ countertransport, Na+, K+ cotransport and Na+, K(+)-ATPase pump activities.
ISSN: 0263-6352
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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