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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 12:16 am ad1c9bdddf
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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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