Hemoglobin

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Hemoglobin

Postby josmit_1D » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am

What is the biological importance of hemoglobin in relation to myoglobin?

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby SMIYAZAKI_1B » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:23 am

Hemoglobin’s purpose is to carry important biological molecules like oxygen and carbon dioxide. Myoglobin’s purpose is to store oxygen within itself. Myoglobin’s stored oxygen are often times used by the muscles when there is a huge need of the oxygen upon physical activities to create energy.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby josmit_1D » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:53 am

myoglobin transports oxygen to muscle cells. while hemoglobin carries oxygen to the blood and tissues in the body. it also helps transport carbon dioxide and hydrogen ions.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Maddie » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:04 am

it transfers oxygen via myoglobins

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby simona_krasnegor_1C » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:02 pm

They are both hemeproteins. Their main physiological value is their ability to bind to oxygen.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Andrew Yoon 3L » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:41 pm

Both hemoglobins and myoglobins are hemeproteins. However, hemoglobins are found in red blood cells and diffuses oxygen throughout the body. This oxygen goes through the blood and tissues of the body. Myoglobins are found in muscle cells, and they store oxygen in the muscle cells.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Serena Song 1A » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:07 pm

Just to add on, although both transport oxygen, hemoglobin can bind to more oxygen molecules at a time. I believe hemoglobin can bind to 4 oxygen molecules while myoglobin can only bind to 1 oxygen molecule at a time.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Samudrala_Vaishnavi 3A » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:19 am

The biological importance is that it binds to an oxygen ligand, specifically through five bonding points (4 nitrogen atoms binding points that also connect to a central iron atom and one histidine binding site which also is through another nitrogen atom) in this way a red blood cell can deliver oxygen to parts in the body that need it. It also acts as a storage mechanism for the body.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby DMaya_2G » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:44 pm

Both myoglobin and hemoglobin are hemeproteins, which their ability is to bind to molecular oxygen. Myoglobin helps with the transportation of oxygen in muscle cells as well.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Queena Chu 3E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:06 pm

Hemoglobin is an oxygen transport protein found in red blood cells while myoglobin serves as an intracellular storage site for oxygen.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby rhettfarmer-3H » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:01 pm

Hemoglobin is used in our blood to transfer oxygen and myoglobin is used in our muscles to transfer o2 too. Hence, both are made of the same structure the heme structure with the same protein and 02 Hence, one is just more complex than the other. For example, the hemoglobin is 4 myoglobin which comments on their ability to transfer o2 and their ability to have the same function.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby Nick Saeedi 1I » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:03 pm

Hemoglobin carries oxygen through the blood while Myoglobin carries oxygen through the muscles.

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Re: Hemoglobin

Postby kristinalaudis3e » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:23 pm

Hemoglobins transports oxygen through the blood and myoglobins store oxygen in the muscles


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