Oxyhemoglobin (oxyHb) of Hb-based oxygen carriers reacts with hydrogen peroxide (H 2O 2) to convert metHb and loses its oxygen binding ability. We have developed Hb-vesicles which encapsulate concentrated Hb with phospholipids bilayer membrane. Here, we constructed a suppression system of metHb formation within Hb vesicles using the peroxidase activity of metHb with L-Tyr. We could suppress the metHb formation of the oxyHb in the Hb vesicles by coencapsulating metHb and L-Tyr on the experiment of stepwise addition of H 2O 2 and autoxidation condition. Furthermore, this system was also effective in vivo. We concluded that H 2O 2 was effectively eliminated by the metHb/L-Tyr system in the Hb vesicles, and oxygen carrying ability was successfully prolonged.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2005 12 1|
|イベント||54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan|
継続期間: 2005 9 20 → 2005 9 22
|Other||54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules|
|Period||05/9/20 → 05/9/22|
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