Re: vitrification and anhydrobiosis

David C. Harris (
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 15:40:32


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At 01:45 PM 98/9/3 -0700, Doug Skrecky wrote:
> Crowe JH. Carpenter JF. Crowe LM.
> Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis
> 95616, USA.
> The role of vitrification in anhydrobiosis. [Review] [86
> refs]
>Additional note by poster:
> Practical application of anhydrobiosis on human organ systems at present
>can not use sugars because of their very poor penetration ability. Animals
>which can enter anhydrobiosis have special sugar transporters for example
>on their cell membranes.
> However some sugar alcohols like erythritol readily penetrate human
>tissue, are completely non-toxic (not metabolized), and offer the
>potential for good freeze-dry preservation of tissue, albet at storage
>temperatures somewhat below ambient.