The Structure of Oxygenated and Deoxygenated Myoglobin

  • H. C. Watson
  • C. L. Nobbs
  • Eraldo Antonini
  • G. Ilgenfritz
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 24.–27. April 1968 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 19)

Abstract

The proteins myoglobin and haemoglobin have as their chief physiological function the reversible combination with molecular oxygen. In this contribution we present details of X-ray crystallographic studies of the two equilibrium forms of myoglobin from the sperm whale, which are involved in this oxygenation-deoxygenation reaction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Watson
    • 1
  • C. L. Nobbs
    • 1
  • Eraldo Antonini
    • 2
  • G. Ilgenfritz
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Molecular BiologyMedical Research CouncilCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.Institutes of Biological ChemistryUniv. of Rome and CamerinoItaly
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für physikalische ChemieGöttingenDeutschland

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