Gene therapy: a novel way to treat respiratory failure?

Abstract

Respiratory failure leads to tissue hypoxia and subsequent organ damage. The crocodile hemoglobin affinity for oxygen is significantly reduced in the presence of CO2, allowing crocodiles to stay under water for more than 1h. The crocodile bicarbonate effect can possibly be transplanted into the human hemoglobin by replacing only five and seven amino acid… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.03.012

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