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Definition of the noun haemoglobin

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noun - plural: haemoglobins

  1. a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues


haemoglobin a.k.a. Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin; also spelled haemoglobin and abbreviated Hb or Hgb, is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates as well as the tissues of some invertebrates. Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the respiratory organs to the rest of the body. There it releases the oxygen to permit aerobic respiration to provide energy to power the functions of the organism in the process called metabolism.

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Google previewBiochemistry and Molecular Biology (2014)

by Alison Snape, Despo Papachristodoulou, William H. Elliott, Daphne C. Elliott

The higher affinity for oxygen of myoglobin as compared to haemoglobin means that myoglobin in the muscles readily accepts...

Structure of haemoglobin Haemoglobin is a tetramer of protein subunits (Fig.

Google previewParson's Diseases of the Eye (2014)

by Sihota, Radhika Tandon

Sickle cell haemoglobin is an abnormal haemoglobin found mainly but not exclusively in people of African origin.

Google previewLectures on Haematology (1960)

by F. G. J. Hayhoe

WHITE Haemoglobin is an outstanding member of the important class of conjugated proteins, the haem-proteins. The members of this class enter into a wide diversity of reactions in the living organism ...

Google previewPhilosophy of Medicine (2011)

by Fred Gifford

In this case, haemoglobin is the product of one locus and development factors do not seem significant.

Google previewEssentials of Inorganic Chemistry (2015)

For Students of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry by Katja A. Strohfeldt

Haemoglobin is an iron-containing metalloprotein which carries oxygen from the lungs ...

Google previewClinical Biochemistry (2014)

Metabolic and Clinical Aspects by William J. Marshall, Márta Lapsley, Andrew Day, Ruth Ayling

Haemoglobin is a tetramer comprising two α and two β globin chains (α2β2). One molecule of haem, which contains iron and can bind to oxygen, is attached to each globin chain, lying in a hydrophobic cleft. The amino acid sequence of this ...

Google previewThe Physics of Living Processes (2014)

A Mesoscopic Approach by Thomas Andrew Waigh

haemoglobin is an assembly of four individual globular chains. Charge interactions are very ...

Google previewGenes Dreams and Realities (2012)

by Burnet MacFarlane

Haemoglobin is a four-chained protein, which introduces unnecessary complication to the discussion, and it is probably simplest to start with an unspecified protein behaving in evolution as cytochrome c or a single haemoglobin chain.

Google previewChemistry 'O' Level Guide

Haemoglobin is the protein found in red blood cells. Some other proteins include keratin (in claws, nails and hair), collagen (in connective tissue), fibroin ( in silk), albumin (in eggs) and gelatin. All enzymes are proteins. (e) The amide link is ...

Google previewNutrition: Vitamins and minerals

by The Open University

Haemoglobin is a protein formed from four polypeptide chains called globins, in the centre of each of which is a small non-protein part called a haem group ( haima is Greek for 'blood'). Each of the haem groups has an iron atom within it ...

Google previewMRCOG Part One (2016)

Your Essential Revision Guide by Alison Fiander, Baskaran Thilaganathan

Reduced haemoglobin is a weaker acid than oxygenated haemoglobin and ...

Google previewThe Respiratory System at a Glance (2011)

by Jeremy P. T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach

They do not; haemoglobin is the primary buffer. (b) The pK of bicarbonate/ carbonic acid is equal to the pH of blood. (c) Blood bicarbonate is at a high concentration compared to that of CO2' (d) They are actively regulated by the lungs and ...

Google previewHigh Resolution Structural And Analytical Studies Of Biominerals (1987)

by S. Mann

Haemoglobin (Fe) Haemoglobin is a tetrameric protein of molecular weight 64,500 and is the oxygen carrier in vertabrate blood and thus essential for life. The active site in each unit consists of an iron atom which is bound to four pyrole ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Endurance in Sport (2008)

by R. J. Shephard, P.-O. Astrand

Haemoglobin,. Blood. Volume. and. Endurance. NORMAN GLEDHILL AND DARREN WARBURTON techniques which increase [ Hb] are the most effective form of. Determinants. of. endurance. performance.

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

Finally, enhancing the off-loading of oxygen from the native erythrocyte haemoglobin can also result in improved oxygenation of the tissues. Haemoglobin is a tetrameric molecule consisting predominantly of two alpha and two beta chains.

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Haemoglobin The colouring compound which produces ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

Its structure is essentially the same as that of * haemoglobin except the prosthetic group has a different chemical composition.

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

The iron-containing porphyrin that, in combination with the protein globin, forms haemoglobin and myoglobin. It is also ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

haemoglobin S the method of oxidation, and the pH. Examples are Delafield's haematoxylin and Ehrlich's haematoxylin. haemerythrin A red iron-containing *respiratory pigment that ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

Identifying and definitional attributes Metadata item type: Technical name: Synonymous names: METeOR identifier: Registration status: Definition: Data Element Concept: Data Element Person—glycosylated haemoglobin measurement result ...

Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2016)

by Arnold E. Bender

H haem The iron-containing pigment which, in combination with protein, forms the haemoglobin of the red blood cell. (The iron is in the ferrous state.) haemagglutinins (hemagglutinins) See lectins. haematin Formed by the oxidation of haem, ...

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