Urea and Membranes

Louis Hom lhom at nature.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 20 16:15:10 EST 1996

Does anyone know what effects concentrated urea (e.g., 1-8M range) has on
lipid membranes?  I see the same effects in my lysates (activation of an
enzyme) when either SDS or concentrated urea are added and I'm wondering if
it's possible to rule out that the urea is opening up membrane-bound
Lou Hom >K '93		       	    	       "Into each life a little rain  
lhom at nature.berkeley.edu  		        must fall, even in San Diego." 
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~lhom	       	      -- from "My Blue Heaven" 

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