Partitioning of erythrocytes from spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar-Kyoto rats.
The charge-associated and non-charge-associated (probably lipid-related) surface properties of erythrocytes from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY), from which SHR were originally derived, were studied by cell partitioning in dextran-polyethylene glycol aqueous phase systems. A major difference was found in the surface charge-associated and lipid-related properties of red blood cells from SHR and WKY: the cells from WKY had the higher partition ratio in both charge-sensitive and non-charge-sensitive phases. No difference in partitioning could be found between any two SHR nor between any two WKY. The SHR and WKY erythrocytes showed the same difference when compared with one another even when rats had the same blood pressure. When red blood cells from SHR with different blood pressure were compared, there still was no difference in their surface properties. These results suggest that the differences in both charge-associated and lipid-related surface properties of erythrocytes from SHR and WKY are strain-specific (i.e., genetic) but that there is no correlation, reflected by partitioning, between red blood cell surface properties and the degree of the rats' hypertension.
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