Standard aggregating media to test the "aggregability" of rat red blood cells.

  title={Standard aggregating media to test the "aggregability" of rat red blood cells.},
  author={Oguz K. Baskurt and Melek Bor-K{\"u}ç{\"u}katay and Ozlem Yalçin and Herbert J. Meiselman and J. Karl Armstrong},
  journal={Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation},
  volume={22 2},
Rat red blood cells (RBC) exhibit low aggregation tendency in autologous plasma and in standard aggregating media (e.g., 3% Dextran 70; MW: 70 kD). In experimental studies performed on rats, 3% Dextran 70 was found to be an unsuitable suspending medium to test the "aggregability" of RBC in a standard medium. It has been observed that solutions of higher molecular weight polymers (i.e., dextran, MW: 500 kD; polyethylene glycol , MW: 35 kD; polyvinylpyrrolidone, MW: 360 kD), at low concentrations… CONTINUE READING