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Edited by Anil Tombak

Mersin University

Red blood cells constitute approximately 40% of the total amount of blood and 99% of shaped elements of blood. Their major function is oxygen transportation and this makes erythrocytes "the basis of life." However, as readers will see in this book, erythrocytes have a lot of different, important functions in our body. With this book, it is planned to collect current information related to "erythrocytes." The book has been divided into two sections. The first section includes information about the roles of erythrocytes in the physiological and pathophysiological processes. The second section includes information on the future perspectives of erythrocytes like their therapeutic applications in medicine. This book will be a stepping stone for scientists who are rapidly advancing their science journey.

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ErythrocyteEdited by Anil Tombak

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73981

ISBN: 978-1-78984-210-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-209-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-693-5

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

9777 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Erythrocytes - Basis of Life

By Anil Tombak


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2. Erythrocyte Morphology and Its Disorders

By Ademola Samson Adewoyin, Oluwafemi Adeyemi, Nosimot Omolola Davies and Ann Abiola Ogbenna


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3. Red Blood Cells Actively Contribute to Blood Coagulation and Thrombus Formation

By Ingolf Bernhardt, Mauro C. Wesseling, Duc Bach Nguyen and Lars Kaestner


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4. Who Is Balancing: Is It RBC or Acid-Base Status?

By T. Rajini Samuel


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5. Red Blood Cells as Redox Modulators in Hemolytic Anemia

By Eitan Fibach and Mutaz Dana


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6. Interplay between Erythrocyte Peroxidases and Membrane

By Daniela Melo, Susana Rocha, Susana Coimbra and Alice Santos Silva


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7. Effects of Therapeutic and Toxic Agents on Erythrocytes of Different Species of Animals

By Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan


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8. The Biology and Therapeutic Applications of Red Blood Cell Extracellular Vesicles

By Daniel Xin Zhang, Theodoros Kiomourtzis, Chun Kuen Lam and Minh T.N. Le


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9. Application of Red Cell Membrane in Nanobiotechnology

By Insu Kim, Gyudo Lee and Dae Sung Yoon


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10. The Influence of the Golden Ratio on the Erythrocyte

By Marcy C. Purnell and Risa D. Ramsey


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