Retention of radiolead by human erythrocytes in vitro.

  • Jim Barton
  • Published 1989 in Toxicology and applied pharmacology


An in vitro method was developed to assess human erythrocyte lead uptake and release directly, rapidly, and reproducibly; the technique requires small aliquots of blood and uses silicone fluid to separate erythrocytes from their suspending media. Uptake occurred rapidly and was directly related to temperature. Increasing quantities of available elemental… (More)


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