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Most animal cells have reservoirs of membrane, including microvilli (Sheetz et al, Annu. Rev. Biophys. Biomol. Struct. 2006. 35:417–34). This can help preventing lysis in hypotonic conditions, but has other functions as it allows the cell to take varied shapes without being constrained by its membrane area. This is not volume regulation, by the way, but ...
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