[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 1980

Lithium Transport Across the RBC MembraneA Study of Genetic Factors

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago (Drs Dorus, Pandey, and Davis); and the Department of Research, Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago (Drs Pandey, Shaughnessy, and Davis).

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1980;37(1):80-81. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780140082009

• The measurement of the ratio of RBC to plasma lithium ion levels in vitro in 291 members of 120 families indicated that genetic factors contribute substantially to interindividual variability in the lithium ion distribution across the RBC membrane. These factors affect the lithium-sodium ion exchange system that determines the lithium ion distribution.

Arch Gen Psychiatry 37:80-81,1980)