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Details for anatomical structure: red blood cell

EndoNet ID: ENC00342

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Synonyms

red blood cell, erythrocytenormocyte, normoerythrocyte, colored corpuscle, red blood corpuscle, Erythrocytus

General information

biconcave disc, containing no nucleus; transporting oxygen from lungs to tissue; contains haemoglobin; high membrane flexibility

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0011301

Larger structures

    Substructures

      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: sphingosine 1-phosphate

      Receptors

      • Receptor: B-CAM

      • Receptor: Duffy

        • Duffy antigen is a transmembrane N-glycosylated protein present mainly on erythrocytes and endothelial cells. [1]

        Induced phenotype:

        • chemokine scavenger
          • DARC is an important regulator of inflammatory reactions, acting as a chemokine scavenger on the surface of red blood cells. [1]
      Reference