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Oxygen Transport and Diving Behaviour: The Haemoglobin from Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

  • E. Tellone
  • A. M. Russo
  • S. Ficarra
  • A. Lania
  • A. Galtieri
  • M. E. Clementi
  • A. Lupi
  • B. Giardina

Abstract

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

Keywords

Oxygen Transport Oxygen Affinity Organic Phosphate Diving Behaviour Bohr Effect 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Tellone
    • 1
  • A. M. Russo
    • 1
  • S. Ficarra
    • 1
  • A. Lania
    • 1
  • A. Galtieri
    • 1
  • M. E. Clementi
    • 2
  • A. Lupi
    • 2
  • B. Giardina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Organic and Biological ChemistryUniversity of MessinaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and CNR Center for Receptors ChemistryCatholic UniversityRomeItaly

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