The effect of erythrocyte membranes from diabetic and hypercholesterolemic individuals on human carbonic anhydrase II activity

YILDIRMIŞ S., ALVER A., Yandi Y. E., DEMİR S., ŞENTÜRK A., Bodur A., ...More

ARCHIVES OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.122, no.1, pp.14-18, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Context: Erythrocyte membranes regulate many enzyme activities, including carbonic anhydrase II (CA II). Membrane fluidity is associated with alterations in protein function and protein-protein interactions. Objective: The purpose of this study was to show the human CA II (hCA II) activity regulation by human erythrocyte membranes from diabetic and hypercholesterolemic subjects. Materials and methods: Erythrocyte membranes were obtained from diabetic, hypercholesterolemic, and healthy subjects. hCA II activity was measured using the electrometric method. Results: hCA II activity was increased in vitro by membranes from both diabetic and hypercholesterolemic patients, with hypercholesterolemic membranes exhibiting a greater increase. Conclusion: Changes in membrane composition may affect the erythrocyte membranes' capacity to increase in vitro hCA II activity.