haemoglobin haemoglobin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues

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News

  1. When green algae run out of air: Single cell organisms need haemoglobin to survive in an oxygen-free environment

    When green algae "can't breathe," they get rid of excess energy through the production of hydrogen. Biologists have found out how the cells notice the absence of oxygen. For this, they need the messenger molecule nitric oxide and the protein haemoglobin, which is commonly known from red blood cells of humans.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. When green algae run out of air

    ( Ruhr-University Bochum ) When green algae "can't breathe," they get rid of excess energy through the production of hydrogen. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found out how the cells notice the absence of oxygen. For this, they need the messenger molecule nitric oxide and the protein haemoglobin, which is commonly known from red blood cells of humans. With colleagues at the UC Los ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "Frankly, we think we are dealing with doping," Pound, also an IOC member, said. "It is too much of a coincidence to have 12 athletes with hugely high Hb (haemoglobin) levels just before the Games."
    on Feb 16, 2006 By: Dick Pound Source: Newindpress

  2. "Generally the haemoglobin A1c level in a diabetes patient goes up to nine grams per 100 ml of blood," Prabhakaran added. "The study has found that the level needs to be reduced to at least 6.5 percent to reduce the major risks." "This...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Velupillai Prabhakaran Source: Sify

  3. "Matveeva has a very small increase in levels of haemoglobin but she will most likely run in her distance because she runs late," said Nikolai Durmanov, head of the anti-doping inspection at the Russian Olympic Committee.
    on Feb 17, 2006 By: Nikolay Pankratov Source: Newindpress

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