Red blood cells, far more than oxygen transporters alone

Chapter 1

General introduction and Scope of the Thesis

Chapter 2

Immune adherence clearance provides a generic approach to deplete pathogens from the blood stream of septic patients

Chapter 3

Glycophorin-C sialylation regulates Lu/BCAM adhesive capacity during erythrocyte ageing Abstract

Chapter 4

Apheresis causes complement deposition on RBCs and RBC antigen alterations, possibly inducing enhanced clearance Abstract

Chapter 5

A method for red blood cell biotinylation in a closed system Abstract

Chapter 6

Summary and general discussion