Oxygen Transport and Diving Behaviour: The Haemoglobin from Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Haemoglobins (Hb) in their purified state exhibit a great deal of variation in terms of absolute affinities for oxygen and their susceptibility to control by effectors such as chloride, carbon dioxide, protons and organic phosphates, namely, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (DPG). This is generally thought to be a reflection of both the variable oxygen tension in which organisms live and the variable oxygen demands of their respiring tissues
KeywordsOxygen Transport Oxygen Affinity Organic Phosphate Diving Behaviour Bohr Effect
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