Masters Thesis

Investigation of erythrocyte membrane lipids in the Tule.

The field of membrane investigation is over 80 years old. Yet that remarkably complex and diverse structure, the cell membrane, continues to elude precise definition of structure and function. Observers have found cell membranes to be involved in a variety of functions essential to cell survival, such as preservation of cell boundaries, regulation of passage of ions and other molecules into and out of the cell, modification of intercellular interaction, and regulation of release of cell products.