Role of membrane lipids in the regulation of erythrocytic oxygen-transport function in cardiovascular diseases

Victor V. Revin, Natalia V. Gromova, Elvira S. Revina, Maria I. Martynova, Angelina I. Seikina, Nadezhda V. Revina, Oksana G. Imarova, Ilia N. Solomadin, Alexander Yu Tychkov, Nikolai Zhelev

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    The composition and condition of membrane lipids, the morphology of erythrocytes, and hemoglobin distribution were explored with the help of laser interference microscopy (LIM) and Raman spectroscopy. It is shown that patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have significant changes in the composition of their phospholipids and the fatty acids of membrane lipids. Furthermore, the microviscosity of the membranes and morphology of the erythrocytes are altered causing disordered oxygen transport by hemoglobin. Basic therapy carried out with the use of antiaggregants, statins, antianginals, beta-blockers, and calcium antagonists does not help to recover the morphofunctional properties of erythrocytes. Based on the results the authors assume that, for the relief of the ischemic crisis and further therapeutic treatment, it is necessary to include, in addition to cardiovascular disease medicines, medication that increases the ability of erythrocytes' hemoglobin to transport oxygen to the tissues. We assume that the use of LIM and Raman spectroscopy is advisable for early diagnosis of changes in the structure and functional state of erythrocytes when cardiovascular diseases develop.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number3429604
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalBioMed Research International
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • General Immunology and Microbiology


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