PMID: 6889497Jan 1, 1982

Effects of whole body UV-irradiation on oxygen delivery from the erythrocyte

European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
E HumpelerH Hönigsmann

Abstract

In 16 healthy caucasian volunteers (mean age: 22.2 years) the influence of whole body UV-irradiation on the oxygen transport properties of erythrocytes was investigated. Four hours after irradiation with UV (using the minimal erythema dose, MED) no variation of haemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, pH or standard bicarbonate could be found, whereas inorganic plasma phosphate (Pi), calcium, the intraerythrocytic 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG), the activity of erythrocytic phosphofructokinase (PFK) and pyruvatekinase (PK) increased significantly. The half saturation tension of oxygen (P50-value) tended to increase. The increase of Pi causes--via a stimulation of the glycolytic pathway--an increase in 2,3-DPG concentration and thus results in a shift of the oxygen dissociation curve. It is therefore possible to enhance tissue oxygenation by whole body UV-irradiation.

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Biochemical Pathway
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Calcium
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Phosphofructokinase
2,3-Diphosphoglycerate, (D)-Isomer
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Specimen Type - Erythrocytes
Red Blood Cell Count Measurement
Entire body as a whole

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