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Chapter-10 Hemoglobin and its Derivatives

BOOK TITLE: An Easy Guide for Practical Biochemistry

Author
1. D’sa Divya Shanthi
2. Lakshmi Sowbhagya
ISBN
9789352702633
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14203_11
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
7
Author Affiliations
1. Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2. Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India, Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Hemoglobin, native hemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin, carboxy-hemoglobin, methemoglobin, hemochromogen, hematin, hemin

Abstract

Hemoglobin is a conjugated protein, consisting of the protein part called globin and the prosthetic part called heme. The hemoglobins differ depending on the type of polypeptide chains they are composed of. The normal hemoglobins are Hb-A (hemoglobin of adult), Hb-F (hemoglobin of fetal life) and Hb-A2 (hemoglobin of postnatal). Derivatives of hemoglobin are native hemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin, carboxy-hemoglobin, methemoglobin, hemochromogen, hematin, and hemin. This chapter covers the detection of hemoglobin and its derivatives, preparation of hemoglobin and derivatives, and preparation of hemin crystals.

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