Structures of Red Blood Cell Hemoglobins

  • W. E. RoyerJr.
Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 13)


This review will deal with red blood cell hemoglobins from the lower invertebrates to mammals. In preparing this chapter, I drew heavily on two excellent reviews (Terwilliger 1980; Terwilliger and Terwilliger 1985) that have put the subject of invertebrate hemoglobins in perspective. As will become apparent, Robert Terwilliger and his wife, Nora Terwilliger, have made a great many seminal contributions to our understanding of the diversity of hemoglobins in the animal kingdom. Bob Terwilliger will be sorely missed.


Oxygen Affinity Human Hemoglobin Heme Pocket Bohr Effect Root Effect 
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  • W. E. RoyerJr.
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  1. 1.Program in Molecular Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

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