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5 Answered Questions for the topic red blood cell

Red Blood Cell Biochemistry Human Biology

07/30/19

Besides hemoglobin, what proteins are present in red blood cells?

I knew that mature red blood cells (RBCs) lacked nuclei, but I wasn't aware until just now that they also lacked ribosomes and mitochondria. Most cells in the human body all contain a common... more
Red Blood Cell Biochemistry Hematology

07/08/19

Why do red blood cells maintain Iron in the Haem group in the +2 (ferrous) oxidation state?

A lot of sources tell me that RBCs contain a number of enzymes, and that these serve multiple functions from maintaining the structure and elasticity of the corpuscle wall, to preventing the... more
Red Blood Cell Biology Homework

06/12/19

What happens to the red blood cell in CaCl₂ solution?

Here's the problem:One red blood cell is placed in a hypertonic solution of NaCl, another isplaced in a solution of CaCl<sub>2</sub> equimolar with the NaCl solution. Whatwould you... more
Red Blood Cell Biology Cell Biology

05/30/19

Why does alcohol cause the hemolysis of RBC in a large proportion?

I had today an experiment that we put 95% alcohol to the blood which made it completely transparent so hemolysis must have occurred.I started to think about the reasons.I think that this is because... more
Red Blood Cell Biology Homework

03/16/19

What happens to the red blood cell in CaCl₂ solution?

Here's the problem:One red blood cell is placed in a hypertonic solution of NaCl, another isplaced in a solution of CaCl2 equimolar with the NaCl solution. Whatwould you expect to happen and why?My... more

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