Blood substitute created from a protein extracted from sea worms

Researchers in Romania have created a blood substitute with oxygen-carrying capacity using a protein called hemerythrin isolated from sea worms. This blood substitute has shown promise in studies of mice.

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Wouldn't it be immunogenic? If so, it seems like you would be able to use it only once.

By Nick Theodorakis (not verified) on 22 Nov 2013 #permalink