Accession Number : ADA309740

Title :   Effects of Lyophilization on Metabolic Integrity of Red Blood.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 94-29 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, John F.

PDF Url : ADA309740

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The objective was to investigate the integrity of energy metabolism in human red blood cells that had been lyophilized and rehydrated. This work was in collaboration with Dr. Barry Spargo (NRL), who prepared the lyophilized red cells. Retention of adequate energy metabolism (i.e., glycolysis) is essential for the survival and oxygen delivery function of red blood cells.

Descriptors :   *METABOLISM, *HEMOGLOBIN, *LYOPHILIZATION, FUNCTIONS, DELIVERY, HUMANS, RED(COLOR), ENERGY, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), OXYGEN, ERYTHROCYTES, BLOOD CELLS, GLYCOLYSIS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE