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Hemoglobin Module 6

Hemoglobin Module 6

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Hemoglobin
 
Hemoglobin
Human hemoglobin A, present in adults, consists of fousubunits:two -subunits and two ß-subunits.The -and ß-subunits are homologous and have similathree-dimensional structures.The capacity of hemoglobin to bind oxygen depends onthe presence of a bound prosthetic group(
heme)
.The heme group is responsible for the distinctive redcolor of blood.
 
The heme group consists of a
 protoporp
hy 
rin
,and a centralironatom.
Pr 
otopo
phy
in
is made up of four pyrrole ringslinked by methene bridges to form a tetrapyrrolering.Four methyl groups, two vinyl groups, and twopropionate side chains are attached.

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