Chemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood9780470686683, 9781119975427

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"""Description:Human blood performs many important functions including defence against disease and transport of biomolecules, but perhaps the most important is to carry oxygen the fundamental biochemical fuel - and other blood gases around the cardiovascular system. Traditional therapies for the impairment of this function, or the rapid replacement of lost blood, have centred around blood transfusions. However scientists are developing chemicals (oxygen therapeutics, or blood substitutes) which have the same oxygen-carrying capability as blood and can be used as replacements for blood transfusion or to treat diseases where oxygen transport is impaired. Chemistry and Biochemistry of Oxygen Therapeutics: From Transfusion to Artificial Blood links the underlying biochemical principles of the field with chemical and biotechnological innovations and pre-clinical development. The first part of the book deals with the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and toxicity of oxygen, including chapters on hemoglobin reactivity and regulation
Categories: Biology Biochemistry
Year :2011
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Language : English
N° Of Pages : 456
File Info : pdf 16 Mb

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