Blood Res.  2022 Dec;57(4):294-296. 10.5045/br.2022.2022084.

Red blood cells from COVID-19 patients suffer from increased oxidative stress and may have increased lactate influx

  • 1Department of Haematology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


  • Fig. 1 Distribution histogram showing DCF-derived fluorescence of RBCs from a patient with COVID-19: untreated (dark grey), treatment with H2O2 (light grey), treatment with H2O2+NAC (green).

  • Fig. 2 Mean DCF fluorescence of blood cells from controls and COVID-19 patients following incubation with H2O2, with or without prior incubation with NAC.

  • Fig. 3 Correlation between serum lactate and red blood cell expression of CD147 in COVID-19 patients.


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