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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 973973, 7 pages
Research Article

Study of the Structure, Oxygen-Transporting Functions, and Ionic Composition of Erythrocytes at Vascular Diseases

1FGBOUVPO “N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University”, Saransk 430005, Russia
2GBUZ RM “National Hospital for War Veterans”, Saransk 430005, Russia

Received 3 June 2015; Revised 21 September 2015; Accepted 27 September 2015

Academic Editor: Saulius Butenas

Copyright © 2015 Viktor V. Revin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present paper explores the role of erythrocytes in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. The state of erythrocytes, their ionic composition and structure, and properties of erythrocytes hemoglobin were studied by using laser interference microscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy, and capillary electrophoresis. In patients suffering from vascular disorders we identified statistically significant changes in the shape of erythrocytes, their ionic composition, and redistribution of hemoglobin throughout cells.