Lifespan of red blood cell

Range ~127 days
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Shemin D, Rittenberg D. The life span of the human red blood cell. J Biol Chem. 1946 Dec166(2):627-36. p.635 4th paragraphPubMed ID20276177
Method See comments section
Comments "A study of the isotope concentrations found in the heme of the human red blood cell, after the feeding of glycine labeled with N15, indicates that the erythrocyte is not subjected to indiscriminate destruction but has a life span. This was found to be about 127 days." For value of ~120 days see London 1949 PMID 18119261 p.463 bottom paragraph
Entered by Uri M
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