General Research Topics => Cell Biology => Topic started by: hokie on December 08, 2008, 08:12:51 AM

Title: Membrane thickness
Post by: hokie on December 08, 2008, 08:12:51 AM
I have been asked to write a paper describing the proper method of determining thickness of membranes or biological layers. What I need is some advice on where to look to find out why thickness is of importance. I'd like to add this to the introduction before I get into the mathematics and a description of a protocol that implements the math.

thanks
Title: Re: Membrane thickness
Post by: monia on February 28, 2009, 01:06:28 PM
It was therefore called by Henle the fenestrated membrane. This membrane forms
the chief thickness of the inner coat, and can be separated into several
Title: Re: Membrane thickness
Post by: hokie on March 03, 2009, 11:00:31 AM
Thanks for a reply, but your reply is clipped. It appears to be a paste and copy from another web page that lists a portion of Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray.

I am not looking for a description of a membrane. Instead I want to know why its dimensions are of interest and what can be learned from making that measurement.
Title: Re: Membrane thickness
Post by: richard03 on March 03, 2009, 07:50:34 PM
In certain disease conditions, membrane thickness changes. For example, some study showed in diabetic retinal disease, the retinal capillary basement membrane (RCBM) become thicker; The glomerular basement membrane is thicker in human glomerular diseases thus can help in diagnostic of such diseases.
Title: Re: Membrane thickness
Post by: hokie on March 08, 2009, 08:08:38 PM
I appreciate your help. Thanks