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Blood substitutes to meet the demand for emergency transfusions.

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Researchers are developing blood substitutes to meet the demand for emergency transfusions. What would be the effect of artificial blood in which binding of O2 is not altered by acidity?

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Normal oxygen transport is primarily a function of erythrocyte-contained hemoglobin. The heme-iron moiety of the hemoglobin molecule allows binding and release of oxygen, dependent upon the partial oxygen tension to which the hemoglobin is exposed. The tetrameric structure of the protein portion ...

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This solution discusses blood substitutes used to meet the demand for emergency transfusions.

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