Porphyrin Ligand Drawing

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Petrina Kan 2I
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Porphyrin Ligand Drawing

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:50 pm

I think I missed this one part during lecture: When Dr. Lavelle drew the curly squiggly line surrounding the whole porphyrin ligand part, what was that supposed to represent? Thank you!

Hannah Lee 2F
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Re: Porphyrin Ligand Drawing

Postby Hannah Lee 2F » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:33 am

It represents the protein binding to the heme complex, forming myoglobin. This ultimately forms an octahedral complex when Fe binds 1 O2, which is why myoglobin contributes to the transport of O2 in muscle cells.

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