Red blood cells

The mature red blood cell or erythrocyte is a 7-8-^m cell with the shape of a biconcave disc and is highly specialized for carrying O2. The cytoplasm is predominantly protein of which haemoglobin comprises 95%. The peculiar shape and deformability of erythrocytes are due to an integrated system of articulating proteins called the cytoskeleton. The cell is covered by a membrane that consists of 50% lipids arranged in a bilayer and 50% proteins. The thousands of membrane molecules create a multitude of antigens which

Self-renewal -4

oj) CFU-GEMM

Self-renewal -4

oj) CFU-GEMM

Pluripotential stem cells

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