Lipidheme-microsphere (LH-M) a new type of totally synthetic oxygen carrier and its oxygen carrying ability

T. Kakizaki*, K. Kobayashi, T. Komatsu, Hiroyuki Nishide, E. Tsuchida

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We have succeeded in synthesizing a new type of totally artificial oxygen carrier which was produced by covering oil droplets (microsphere) with synthetic hemes (LH-M). We studied its oxygen-transporting ability in hemorrhagic dogs. Four beagles weighing about 8 kg were studied. Under controlled ventilation exchange-transfusion of 30 ml/kg was carried out. Cardiac output hemoglobin and LH-M concentration in the blood and blood gas were measured to 5 hours after intravenous injection of LH-M solution. LH-M delivered 15.7 to 22.3 ml/min (11 to 16%) of oxygen to the tissue and 5.5 to 8.2 ml/min (11 to 17%) of oxygen was consumed from LH-M to 5 hours after intravenous injection. Its half-life time in the blood stream was about 12 hours. It was confirmed that LH-M transported oxygen and released it to the tissue in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-938
Number of pages6
JournalArtificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobilization Biotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Hematology


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