Redox biology of blood revisited: the role of red blood cells in maintaining circulatory reductive capacity.

There is an increasing recognition of the role of red blood cells (RBCs) in cell signaling above and beyond its oxygen (O(2))-carrying function. A recent forum published in the December 2004 issue of Antioxidants & Redox Signaling focused on redox biology of blood and the intricate signaling pathways of RBCs or its free components, i.e., hemoglobin, with… CONTINUE READING