Prevention of hemoglobinuria by administration of haptoglobin.

This report describes the role of haptoglobin in preventing hemoglobinuria. In rabbits, human haptoglobin administered i.v. worked preventively against the development of hemoglobinuria in spite of the presence of a large amount of hemolysate containing free hemoglobin. More specifically: (1) the kidney did not present a dark brown color, (2) the deposition of iron in the kidney was significantly less than that in the same organ of rabbits given hemolysate only, and (3) the microangiographic and histological findings of the kidney were close to normal patterns. From the above it may be concluded that the administration of haptoglobin is effective for the prevention of hemoglobinuria and subsequent renal damage.
AuthorsT U Ohshiro, K Mukai, G Kosaki
JournalResearch in experimental medicine. Zeitschrift für die gesamte experimentelle Medizin einschliesslich experimenteller Chirurgie (Res Exp Med (Berl)) Vol. 177 Issue 1 Pg. 1-12 ( 1980) ISSN: 0300-9130 [Print] GERMANY, WEST
PMID7403682 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Haptoglobins
  • Hemoglobins
  • Iron Radioisotopes
  • Angiography
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Haptoglobins (therapeutic use)
  • Hemoglobins (metabolism)
  • Hemoglobinuria (pathology, prevention & control)
  • Hemolysis (drug effects)
  • Humans
  • Iron Radioisotopes
  • Kidney (blood supply, pathology)
  • Rabbits

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