Artificial Blood for Pet AnimalsKünstliches Blut für Haustiere
Artificial blood for pet animals (dogs and cats) are also developed. By combining recombinant canine serum albumin (rCSA) or feline serum albumin (rFSA) with hemoglobin, artificial oxygen carriers for dogs and cats (HemoAct-C, HemoAct-F) were synthesized. Furthermore, we made crystals of rCSA and rFSA in the microgravity environment of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" at the International Space Station, and clarified their three-dimensional structures by X-ray crystal structure analysis (joint research with JAXA). If the drug-binding abilities of rCSA and rFSA are well defined, it will make a great contribution to veterinary medicine.