Phytomenadione improves red cell deformability in laboratory animals.


The deformability of red blood cells (RBC) is one of the factors that determine whole blood rheology. Derivatives of vitamin K (phytomenadione, menadione, menadione bisulfite) are electron-transporting substances. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible influence of derivatives of vitamin K on erythrocyte deformability in studies in vivo--on… (More)