The Respiratory Functions of Blood

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468423150
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Series: Topics in Hematology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1977
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Two Gas Transport Problems.- Requirements at Rest.- Oxygen.- Carbon Dioxide.- Equilibrium Binding Curves.- Requirements during Exercise.- Some Further Requirements.- Regulation.- Darwinian Evolution in the Genealogy of Hemoglobin.- Why Red Cells?.- 3 Physical Relationships in Blood-Tissue Gas Transport.- 4 Blood as a Physicochemical System—I. Hemoglobin and Its Interaction with Ligands.- Hemoglobin Structure.- Ligand Binding and Conformational States.- The Monod-Wyman-Changeux Model.- Adair’s Intermediate Compound Hypothesis.- Linked Functions.- The Molecular Basis of Ligand Binding, Conformational Change, and Allosteric Interaction of the Hemoglobin Molecule.- Oxygen.- Protons.- Carbon Dioxide.- 2,3-Diphosphoglycerate.- Carbon Monoxide.- Oxygen Binding and Interaction Coefficients under Physiological Conditions.- Basic Considerations.- The Whole Blood Oxygen Binding Curve under Standard Conditions.- Numerical Values.- Effect of Hemoglobin Concentration.- Carbon Monoxide.- Effect of Temperature.- Embryonic and Fetal Hemoglobins.- Hemoglobin-Ligand Kinetics in Solution.- Hemoglobin-Oxygen Interaction.- Hemoglobin Interactions with CO2, Protons, and 2,3- DPG.- 5 Blood as a Physicochemical System—II. Equilibria, Steady States, and Transport Kinetics of the Red Cell-Plasma Distributions.- Definition of a Standard State for Measurements of Blood Composition.- The Standard Steady State Distributions.- Red Cell Water.- Red Cell Ionic Composition.- Thermodynamic Equilibria and Ion Activity Coefficients.- Erythrocyte and Plasma Responses to Perturbations in Composition.- Fundamental Constraints and Approach to Analysis.- Applications of the Fundamental Relationships.- Review of Data on the Kinetics of Relaxation Processes in Blood.- 6 The Dynamics of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Proton Transport under Normal Conditions.- The Model System.- Geometric Considerations.- Analysis of Plasma and Red Cell Compositional Profiles.- Determination of Systemic Capillary Blood Flowrate.- Simulation of Gas Transport at Rest.- Base Case.- A Simplifying Approximation.- Oxygen Transport in Exercise.- Facilitated Gas Transport in Tissue.- Oxygen-Myoglobin.- Carbon Dioxide-Bicarbonate.- 7 Some Physiological Control Systems.- The Controlled Gas Transport System.- The Red Cell 2,3-DPG Concentration.- 2,3-DPG and the Red Cell Glycolytic System.- Variations in Red Cell 2,3-DPG Concentration under Physiological Conditions.- The Whole Blood Hemoglobin Concentration.- General Aspects.- The Erythropoietin System.- Variations under Physiological Conditions.- Protection against Oxidation of Hemoglobin.- The Heme Groups.- The—SH Groups.- 8 Disturbances of the Respiratory Functions of Blood.- Abnormal Acid-Base Balance.- General Discussion and Results.- The in Vivo Dependence of Red Cell 2,3-DPG Level, [DPG]T, upon pH and Hemoglobin Oxygen Saturation.- Abnormal Erythron function.- Anemia.- Oxygen Affinity and Red Cell Age.- Kinetics of Oxygen Transfer in Red Cells with Increased Rigidity.- Polycythemia.- Abnormal Hemoglobins.- Abnormal Red Cell Organic Phosphate Concentration.- Carboxyhemoglobin and Methemoglobin.- Stored Red Cells.- Abnormal Lung Function and Ambient Air.- Simulation of the Effects of Abnormal Arterial Gas Tensions.- 9 Concluding Remarks.- References.
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