Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-40206
Title: Red Blood Cells: Chasing Interactions
Author(s): Pretini, Virginia
Koenen, Mischa H.
Kaestner, Lars
Fens, Marcel H. A. M.
Schiffelers, Raymond M.
Bartels, Marije
Van Wijk, Richard
Language: English
Title: Frontiers in Physiology
Volume: 10
Publisher/Platform: Frontiers
Year of Publication: 2019
Free key words: red blood cells
membrane proteins
plasma proteins
endothelial cells
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Human red blood cells (RBC) are highly differentiated cells that have lost all organelles and most intracellular machineries during their maturation process. RBC are fundamental for the nearly all basic physiologic dynamics and they are key cells in the body’s respiratory system by being responsible for the oxygen transport to all cells and tissues, and delivery of carbon dioxide to the lungs. With their flexible structure RBC are capable to deform in order to travel through all blood vessels including very small capillaries. Throughout their in average 120 days lifespan, human RBC travel in the bloodstream and come in contact with a broad range of different cell types. In fact, RBC are able to interact and communicate with endothelial cells (ECs), platelets, macrophages, and bacteria. Additionally, they are involved in the maintenance of thrombosis and hemostasis and play an important role in the immune response against pathogens. To clarify the mechanisms of interaction of RBC and these other cells both in health and disease as well as to highlight the role of important key players, we focused our interest on RBC membrane components such as ion channels, proteins, and phospholipids.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00945
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-402062
ISSN: 1664-042X
Date of registration: 26-Jul-2023
Description of the related object: Supplementary Material
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Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Anatomie und Zellbiologie
Professorship: M - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
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