Erythrocyte membrane glycoproteins undergo various types of modification during the life of the cell in the circulation; when only sialic acid is removed, the younger red cells can be repaired in the liver and return to the circulation. Otherwise, when an autolytic mechanism removing a sialopeptide becomes active as a consequence of the metubolic impairment of the cell, the erythrocyte is probably trapped by the hemocatheretic organs and destroyed.
- Erythrocyte aging and maturation
- Erythrocyte membrane glycoproteins
- Membrane sialic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry