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Surface Property Induced Morphological Alterations of Human Erythrocyte


Microscopic investigations of any abnormality associated to erythrocyte/red blood cell morphology constitute an important segment of the age-old peripheral smear test. Though the test is conducted on a glass slide, the effect of glass and similar other solid substrates on erythrocyte morphology remained majorly unexplored. In the first of its kind investigation, we have outlined the effect of varying substrate surface potential on erythrocyte morphology. Such substrate induced phenomenon has been quantified for two distinctly different drying configurations (droplet and film) upon systematically varying the cell concentration. Experimental results and supporting theoretical analysis unambiguously justifies the surface potential of the solid substrate to be the most influential parameter in the process of morphological alterations. Findings of the present investigation may be utilized to formulate an error-free protocol for the baseline peripheral smear test of hematological diagnosis.

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The article was accepted on 09 Jul 2018 and first published on 10 Jul 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01146J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Surface Property Induced Morphological Alterations of Human Erythrocyte

    M. Mukhopadhyay, U. U. Ghosh, D. Sarkar and S. DasGupta, Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01146J

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