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RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?
« on: December 12, 2007, 12:26:54 AM »
RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?

the textbook says that RBC bring lactate to liver to degrade, it means that:

1.RBC can anaerobic respiration only, thus it bring lactate it creat to liver to degrade? if yes, how many kinds of substance is move out from cell by RBC?(know I know CO2 and lactate?)

2.RBC can perform aerobic respiration, the statement above means that RBC collect lactate created by tissue and move they to live to degrade?

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Re: RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 02:11:24 AM »
No RBC cannot undergo aerobic respiration because they lack mitochondria.

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Re: RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 03:09:28 PM »
i wanna know how  RBC can generate energy without having respiratory chain?
or they get energy from glycolysis?
may be

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Re: RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 06:55:22 PM »
yes, anaerobic respiration only goes as far as glycolysis, which does not occur in the mitochondria.

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Re: RBC can perform aerobic respiration or not?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 08:31:31 AM »
Although RBC do have some metabolic needs, they're essentially just bags of hemoglobin.  They don't grow, or repair themselves, secrete neurotransmitters, or do other things cells do.  When damaged, they are simply removed from circulation by the liver or spleen.
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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