Intravenous administration of liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin (LEH) in rats led to an early (within 15 min) decline of hemolytic complement (C) activity in the plasma along with a significant, parallel rise in thromboxane B2 (TXB2) levels. The TXB2 response was inhibited by co-administration of soluble C receptor type 1 (sCR1) with LEH, as well as by C depletion with cobra venom factor. These observations provide evidence for a causal relationship between LEH-induced C activation and TXB2 release, and suggest that sCR1 could be useful in attenuating the acute respiratory, hematological and hemodynamic side effects of LEH described earlier in the rat.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobilization Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering