Interactions of ultrapure bovine hemoglobin with renal epithelial cells in vivo and in vitro.


Using an ultrapurified hemoglobin (Hb) solution, we investigated the physiological effects and cellular processing of Hb in rat kidneys and in cultured opossum kidney (OK) cells. Rats infused with < 5.0 g/kg Hb showed no change in baseline serum creatinine (SCr) values (0.58 +/- 0.05 mg/dl) over 48 h, whereas transient acute renal failure followed infusion… (More)