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Hemodialysis membrane coated with a polymer having a hydrophilic blood-contacting layer can enhance diffusional performance.

08:00 EDT 2nd August 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Hemodialysis membrane coated with a polymer having a hydrophilic blood-contacting layer can enhance diffusional performance."

Currently, the foreign surfaces of various extracorporeal circulation devices are coated with a biocompatible polymer coating agent (BPA), which creates a hydrophilic blood-contacting layer to reduce thrombogenicity, while the membranes in hemodialyzers are not. We aimed to clarify other side effects of BPA-coated membranes by examining the diffusion performance in in vitro experiments.

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Name: The International journal of artificial organs
ISSN: 1724-6040
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Specialized regions of the cell membrane composed of pits coated with a bristle covering made of the protein CLATHRIN. These pits are the entry route for macromolecules bound by cell surface receptors. The pits are then internalized into the cytoplasm to form the COATED VESICLES.

Vesicles formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles is covered with a lattice-like network of the protein CLATHRIN. Shortly after formation, however, the clathrin coat is removed and the vesicles are referred to as ENDOSOMES.

Vesicles formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles are covered with a lattice-like network of coat proteins, such as CLATHRIN, coat protein complex proteins, or CAVEOLINS.

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The passive movement of molecules exceeding the rate expected by simple diffusion. No energy is expended in the process. It is achieved by the introduction of passively diffusing molecules to an enviroment or path that is more favorable to the movement of those molecules. Examples of facilitated diffusion are passive transport of hydrophilic substances across a lipid membrane through hydrophilic pores that traverse the membrane, and the sliding of a DNA BINDING PROTEIN along a strand of DNA.

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