Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

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Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:22 pm

What is the difference between Hemoglobin and myoglobin? If we were shown a picture of the molecule, how do you tell the difference?

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Re: Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:25 pm

There are many differences but I think the major difference is that Hemoglobin binds with 4 oxygen molecules while Myoglobin binds with 1.

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Re: Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:27 pm

Hemoglobin is made out of 4 myoglobin-like molecules. The hemoglobin binds to the 4 O2. While myoglobin is the heme complex + protein and the heme complex is Fe bound to porphyrin ligand.

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