Erythrocyte in the news A recent (2007) study showed that RBC’s may do more than transport respiratory gases. They also release free radicals in response to bacterial infection that destroy the cell walls of these pathogens. Read the primary source here and the “easy version” here. Advertisements Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.