Resistance Changes in Lipid Bilayers: Immunological Applications

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Science  07 Jun 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3832, pp. 1119-1121
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3832.1119


The electrical resistance of a bimolecular lipid membrane in 0.1 molar NaCl decreases if antibody and complement are present on one side of the membrane and the homologous antigen is added to the other side. The reaction occurs within minutes and requires less than 0.1 microliter of antiserum.

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