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hemoglobin and myoglobin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 pm
by sarahsalama2E
what is the difference in the chemical structures of hemoglobin and myoglobin? Both consist of the same heme complex and a binded protein correct?

Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 pm
by Kaitlyn Ang 1J
Yes, but according to what I've found online, I think the main difference is that hemoglobin has 4 heme complexes

Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 pm
by Brynne Burrows 3K
Myoglobin has one heme group and primarily stores oxygen while hemoglobin has 4 heme groups and transports oxygen.

Re: hemoglobin and myoglobin

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:45 pm
by Milisuryani Santoso 1L
Additionally, hemoglobin is found in the bloodstream while myoglobin is more in muscle cells, but that's more of a fun fact than anything.