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The Human Hemoglobins

  • George R. Honig
  • Junius G. AdamsIII

Abstract

The hemoglobin is the intensely colored pigment which imparts the red color to the blood; hemoglobin is the most abundant blood protein in man, and represents more than 95% of the soluble protein content of the erythrocytes. The primary functional role of the hemoglobin is the transport of oxygen from the alveolar capillaries of the lungs to the body tissues; an associated function is the binding of carbon dioxide and protons by deoxyhemoglobin, thereby serving to buffer the blood on the venous side of the circulation.

Keywords

Globin Chain Globin Subunit Normal Human Hemoglobin Deoxy Conformation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George R. Honig
    • 1
  • Junius G. AdamsIII
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, College of MedicineUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Hemoglobin Research LaboratoryVA Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of Mississippi School of MedicineJacksonUSA

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