Erythrocyte shape transformation in physiological regulation of blood viscosity


The study was carried out to evaluate deformable and aggregative erythrocyte properties in humans under normal and pathological states and in rats exposed to various stressors. A strong correlation between the erythrocyte rheological determinants, i.e. deformability index and aggregation rate, was found under pathological and stress-induced states. The physiological significance of this phenomenon is to maintain the native structure of blood flow.

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N. Katiukhin, L. (2013) Erythrocyte shape transformation in physiological regulation of blood viscosity. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 3, 194-198. doi: 10.4236/ojmip.2013.34025.

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