2,3-Diphosphoglycerate in erythrocytes of chick embryos

Science  01 Aug 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4200, pp. 393-394
DOI: 10.1126/science.1145210


2,3-Diphosphoglycerate, heretofore considered absent in avian erythrocytes, occurs in the erythrocytes of embryos to the extent of 4 to 5 micromoles per cubic centimeter of erythrocytes before hatching; it disappears from the cells within 8 days after the embryo hatches.