E.s.r. radiation studies of erythrocyte membrane haemoglobin interaction

Int J Radiat Biol Relat Stud Phys Chem Med. 1977 Oct;32(4):369-74. doi: 10.1080/09553007714551121.


The dependence of the yield of free radicals in gamma-irradiated, freeze-dried erythrocyte membranes on their haemoglobin content was studied. A non-monotonous relationship was found--different from that observed in mixtures of freeze-dried membranes and haemoglobin, which suggests the existence of radiation-energy transfer between the membranes and bound haemoglobin.

MeSH terms

  • Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Energy Transfer
  • Erythrocyte Membrane / radiation effects*
  • Erythrocytes / radiation effects*
  • Free Radicals
  • Freeze Drying
  • Gamma Rays
  • Hemoglobins / analysis*


  • Free Radicals
  • Hemoglobins