Introduction: A Dedication to Beatrice and Jonathan Wittenberg

  • Kensal E. van Holde
Part of the Protein Reviews book series (PRON, volume 9)


This introduction to the volume presents a dedication to Beatrice and Jonathan Wittenberg, and summarizes their many joint contributions to our understanding of oxygen transport and utilization.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Oxygen Transport Scientific Collaboration Joint Contribution Outstanding Achievement 
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  1. Appleby, C. A., Bradbury, C. I., Morris, R. I., Wittenberg, B. A., Wittenberg, J. B., and Wright, P. E. 1983. Leghemoglobin kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance, and optical studies of pH dependence of oxygen and carbon monoxide binding. J. Biol. Chem. 258:2254–2259.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Riveros-Moreno, V., and Wittenberg, J. B. 1972. The self-diffusion coefficient of myoglobin and hemoglobin in concentrated solutions. J. Biol. Chem. 247:895–901.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kensal E. van Holde
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  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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