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haemoglobin

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

Explanation

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 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 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 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 ( is Greek for 'blood'). Each of the haem groups has an iron atom within it (Figure 4).

Google previewBritish Pharmaceutical Codex (1907)

— Oxyhaemoglobin ; Haematocrystallin. Haemoglobin is the red colouring matter of ...

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 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 Molecular Basis of Cancer (2012)

by Peter B. Farmer, John M. Walker

Haemoglobin is a particularly suitable protein to study since it is readily available from blood and has a long halflife which permits exposure to be detected many weeks after its occurrence. Since alkylating agents attack nucleophilic centres, ...

Google previewVander's Human Physiology, The Mechanisms of Body Function (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

Foetal haemoglobin is the main oxygen transport protein in the fetus during the last seven months of development in the uterus and in the newborn until roughly 6 months old. Functionally, Fetal hemoglobin differs most from adult hemoglobin ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2014)

by David A. Bender

haemoglobin blood cells which ( hemoglobin) is responsible The for red the haem-containing transport of oxygen protein and in carbon red dioxide in the bloodstream. Because haem contains iron, ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2017)

by Denise Tiran

haemoglobin red blood cell pigment aids oxygen transport; compound of ferrous ...

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 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 previewA Dictionary of Forensic Science (2012)

by Suzanne Bell

Each haem group can complex one 02 molecule, for a total of four 02 per haemoglobin. The haem group can act as a catalyst for oxidation/reduction ( redox) reactions and this is the basis of presumptive tests for blood. haematin test See ...

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, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Midwifery - Australian/New Zealand Version (2011)

by Joanne Gray, Rachel Smith, Caroline Homer

Normal physiologyofearly pregnancy is accompanied by a lowering of the haemoglobin. haemoglobin therespiratory property of erythrocytes, consisting offourhaem ironmolecules linked to the protein globinand carrying outthe dual functionsof ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

GRT TH+; KRRTRE Haemoglobin (Hb). The colouring matter of red blood corpuscles, which has a strong ...

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 previewPolymer Science Dictionary (2017)

by Mark Alger

Normal human haemoglobin (haemoglobin A) contains two pairs of identical chains – the ̨-chains of 141 amino acid residues and the ˇ-chains of 146 amino acid residues. The four chains are arranged tetrahedrally and are held together by ...

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