Red blood cells are the most common type of blood cell, responsible for transporting oxygen around the body through the use of haemoglobin, a red protein, which combines with oxygen from the lungs to form oxyhaemoglobin. When transported to the tissues the oxyhaemoglobin splits into its original constituents, and the cells are able to receive oxygen.
The red blood cell is a specialized cell with a distinctive biconcave shape which lose their nucleus before they begin work as oxygen transporters in order to make maximum space for haemoglobin. RBCs are manufactured in the bone marrow. In humans, red cells last for approximately four months before being broken down in the liver.
Murine blood contains approximately 6 million to 100 million red blood cells per cubic mm.
Fitzgerald Industries offers freshly prepared Mouse Red Blood Cells which are washed and freshly prepared in a 10% suspension, as well as glutaraldehyde-stabilized Mouse Red Blood Cells which are lyophilized for increased long term stability. In addition, we have excellent Mouse Serum options, as well as Mouse Complement Serum, just one of our large range of various species of Complements.
We also supply a top selling Mouse RBC antibody as well as flurophore-labelled antibodies Mouse RBC antibody FITC conjugate and Mouse RBC antibody Texas Red conjugate for use in immunoassays and immunofluoresence.