Selective Binding of Met-Hemoglobin to Erythrocytic Membrane: A Possible Involvement in Red Blood Cell Aging

  • Bruno Giardina
  • Roberto Scatena
  • Maria E. Clementi
  • Maria T. Ramacci
  • Franco Maccari
  • Loredana Cerroni
  • Saverio G. Condò
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 307)


It is well known that in vivo and under normal physiological conditions intraerythrocytic hemoglobin may exist in three different forms represented by oxygenated, deoxygenated and partially oxidized hemoglobin (1–4). Apart from the first two derivatives whose relative proportions are continuously changing during the oxygenation deoxygenation cycle, met-hemoglobin is normally present at a steady-state level of about 1%.


G6PD Deficiency Human Hemoglobin Hemoglobin Solution Hemoglobin Molecule Progressive Oxidation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Giardina
    • 1
  • Roberto Scatena
    • 1
  • Maria E. Clementi
    • 1
  • Maria T. Ramacci
    • 2
  • Franco Maccari
    • 2
  • Loredana Cerroni
    • 1
  • Saverio G. Condò
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e ScienzeBiochimiche II Università di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Ricerca sulla SenescenzaSigma Tau, PomeziaItaly

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