erythrocyte erythrocyte

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  • (n) a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus

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  • Prostacyclin analogs and PDE 5 inhibitors synergistically stimulate ATP release from human RBCs

    Prostacyclin (PGI2) and phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are vasodilators used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Although these drugs stimulate vascular dilation directly, erythrocytes also express the PGI2 receptor (IPR) and contain PDE5. PDE5 inhibitors potentiate IPR-mediated release of the potent vasodilator, adenosine triphosphate from erythrocytes. These ...
    on September 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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