First Published in 1986, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide to immature red blood cells. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
1. Survey of Early Erythroid Differentiation. 2. From the Proerythroblast to the Reticulocyte. 3. The Biology of the Reticulocyte. 4. Cell Membrane and Cytoskeleton. 5. Induction of Reticulocytes and Methods of Separating Red Cells. 6. Energy and Carbohydrate Metabolism. 7. Lipid Metabolism. 8. Metabolism of Amino Acids. 9. Heme Synthesis. 10. Uptake and Fate of Iron: The Transferrin Receptor. 11. Protein Synthesis. 12. Lipoxygenase and Maturational Program of the Reticulocyte. 13. Proteolytic Processes. 14. Breakdown of Protein Synthesis. 15. Final Remarks. References. Index.