This book is devoted to the red blood cell membrane, its structure and function, and abnormalities in disease states. It presents a well-documented and well-illustrated comprehensive picture of clinical manifestations of red blood cell disorders.

1. Recently Identified Erythrocyte Membrane-Skeletal Proteins and Interactions: Implications for Structure and Function 2. Structure and Function of the Glucose Transporter 3. Intermediate Filament Expression in Erythroid Differentiation and Morphogenesis 4. The Erythrocyte Cytoskeleton in Hereditary Elliptocytosis and Spherocytosis 5. Spectrin Genes 6. Na,K-ATPase Structure 7. Characterization of the Gene Coding for Human Erythrocyte Protein 4.1: Implications for Understanding Hereditary Elliptocytosis 8. Regulation of Protein 4.1-Membrane Associations by a Phosphoinositide 9. Interaction of Native and Denatured Hemoglobins with Band 3: Consequences for Erythrocyte Structure and Function 10. Ultrastructure and Function of Membrane Skeleton 11. The Biochemistry of the Antigens of the Red Blood Cell Membrane 12. The Transferrin Receptor 13. Red Blood Cell Membrane Protein and Lipid Diffusion 14. Red Blood Cell Shape 15. Viscoelastic Properties and Rheology 16. Active Transport of Sodium and Potassium 17. The Plasma Membrane Calcium Pump: The Red Blood Cell as a Model 18. Passive Cation Transport 19. Anion Transport 20. The Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Glucose Transport in Human Erythrocytes 21. Nucleoside Transport 22. Regulated Transport: The Response of Ion Transport Pathways to Physiological Stimuli 23. Ion Transport in Red Blood Cell Disorders 24. Partial Deficiencies of Erythrocyte Spectrin in Hereditary Spherocytosis