hemoglobin and myoglobin

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hemoglobin and myoglobin

Postby sarahsalama2E » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 pm

what is the difference in the chemical structures of hemoglobin and myoglobin? Both consist of the same heme complex and a binded protein correct?

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Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 pm

Yes, but according to what I've found online, I think the main difference is that hemoglobin has 4 heme complexes

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Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Postby Brynne Burrows 3K » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 pm

Myoglobin has one heme group and primarily stores oxygen while hemoglobin has 4 heme groups and transports oxygen.

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Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:45 pm

Additionally, hemoglobin is found in the bloodstream while myoglobin is more in muscle cells, but that's more of a fun fact than anything.

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