Hemoglobin vesicles (HbVs), cellular-type artificial oxygen carriers containing human hemoglobin, were assessed for their biocompatibility by mixing with human plasma in vitro. Among three kinds of HbVs (PEG-DPEA-HbV, PEG-DPPG-HbV and DPPG-HbV), PEG-DPEA-HbV did not affect the extrinsic or intrinsic coagulation activities of the plasma, while PEG-DPPG-HbV and DPPG-HbV tended to shorten the intrinsic coagulation time. The kallikrein-kinin cascade of the plasma was slightly activated by PEG-DPPG-HbV and DPPG-HbV, but not by PEG-DPEA-HbV. The complement consumption of the plasma was observed by incubation with DPPG-HbV, but not with PEG-DPEA-HbV or PEG-DPPG-HbV. These results indicate that PEG-DPEA-HbV has a higher biocompatibility with human plasma.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Apr 1|
- Hemoglobin vesicles
- Oxygen carrier
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering