Glycopeptides of erythrocyte membranes in some hematological disorders

C. L. Balduini, M. E. Tira, E. Ascari, C. Balduini

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A study was made on the red cell membrane glycopeptides of subjects suffering from different hematologic disorders: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PHN), hemolytic anemias, dyserythropoietic anemias and polycythemia vera. In most cases, except in polycythemia vera, a decrease of sialic acid and galactosamine was detected. The role of these alterations is discussed with regard to the decrease of membrane glycopeptides during physiological aging of the red cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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