Hemoglobin Question

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Helen Mejia 1I
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Hemoglobin Question

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:39 pm

I don't understand the biological importance of hemoglobin and how it is formed?
Can someone please explain it.

Carine Tamamian 2B
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Re: Hemoglobin Question

Postby Carine Tamamian 2B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:38 pm

Hemoglobin is an oxygen transporting protein in the blood. It's made out of four myoglobin molecules, each binding to one O2 molecule.
Myoglobin alone transports one O2 in muscle cells, and hemoglobin transports 4 O2 molecules in the blood stream.
Can someone explain the heme structure though? I missed this part, and I know it's connected.
Thank you and I hope this helps.

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Re: Hemoglobin Question

Postby Elle_Mendelson_2K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:40 pm

Will someone please explain heme complexs. Thank you

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