Piezo1 in red blood cells - Hereditary Xerocytosis
Whole-cell recordings of ion currents from RBCs of healthy donors and Hereditary Xerocytosis patients. Different mutations in the PIEZO1 gene were compared with controls. Aa The P50.2 mutation resulted in current conductance that was unchanged compared with transport controls, but showed increased conductance compared with general controls (Ab). The mutation P52.1 showed decreased conductance compared with transportation controls (Ba) and general controls (Bb).
Data from Petkova-Kirova et al, 2019.