Shape and elasticity effects on erythrocyte electrostatic repulsion

Kyriakos D. Papadopoulos, Akira Yato, Hung Nguyen

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It is shown that the double-layer interaction between two symmetrically parallel red blood cells depends largely on their shape and elasticity. Various shapes are examined, including the realistic shape of a biconcave discocyte with an elastic membrane. It is found that changes in the shape and the elasticity of the erythrocyte may result in orders of magnitude differences in the forces and energies of pair interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-557
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 7 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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