Myoglobin

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Shannon Asay 1C
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Myoglobin

Postby Shannon Asay 1C » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:07 pm

How does myoglobin work to transport O2 in muscle tissue?

John Arambulo 1I
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Re: Myoglobin

Postby John Arambulo 1I » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:15 pm

The oxygen binds to the Fe+2 ion in the heme complex.

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Re: Myoglobin

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:54 pm

Many transition metals like to form octahedrals. The iron in the complex is bonded to 5 nitrogens and in this case the O2 binds with the iron ion in the complex.

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Re: Myoglobin

Postby ShastaB4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:55 pm

Why does oxygen absorption and de-absorption in the heme complex depend on the local partial pressure of oxygen?


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