Scanning electron microscopy studies of erythrocytes in Huntington's Disease

William R. Markesbery, D. Allan Butterfield

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Scanning electron microscopic study of unmanipulated erythrocytes from Huntington's Disease (HD) patients disclosed an increased number of stomatocytes compared to controls. This morphological alteration may reflect a membrane abnormality and supports our previous electron spin resonance results (Butterfield et al, Nature (1977) 267, 453-455) which suggests that HD may have diffuse membrane involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-564
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 23 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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