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Erythrocyte Aging

"Erythrocyte Aging" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Erythrocyte Aging" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Erythrocyte Aging" was a major or minor topic of these publication.