Phospholipid-Sugar Complexes in Relation to Cell Membrane Monosaccharide Transport

Science  28 Feb 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3609, pp. 955-957
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3609.955


Phospholipids extracted from "ghosts" of human erythrocytes or from other sources carry substantial quantities of glucose or other monosaccharides from the dry state into highly nonpolar solvents. Various characteristics of this weak association phenomenon show suggestive parallels with known properties of the mediated sugar-transfer system in the membrane of the intact red cell.