[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Blood Polyhedrocytes

Caption: A previously unknown shape for red blood cells in contracted clots. The red blood cells can be compressed into many-sided, closely-packed polyhedral structures instead of their free-flowing bi-concave, disc shape.

Credit: John Weisel, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine; Blood, Prepublished online December 13, 2013; doi:10.1182/blood-2013-08-523860

Usage Restrictions: Please try to use full image credit.

Related news release: Red blood cells take on many-sided shape during clotting


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]