Hemoglobin

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    • #5647
      Nash
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      80 % of the dead erythrocytes are cleared in the liver (and by other tissue macrophages) but 20% lyse in the vasculature. However, the plasma (from healthy individuals) is clear of haemoglobin. What does this observation suggest?

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      Dr.Stein
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      To be precise, dead and senescent RBC is not cleared but is recycled. The best recycling place is liver and spleen. Unused materials like cell membrane (debris) will be digested by macrophages, while Hb will be re-used.

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