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Red Blood (Mammals)

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  • In mammals, O2 is transported from the respiratory system by the blood, and specifically by a protein in erythrocytes (red blood cells) called hemoglobin and stored in tissues by a protein called myoglobin. Hemoglobin and myoglobin has some close parallels in their structures that allow them to serve similar, but complimentary roles in oxygen transport and storage.

    Video Introduction to Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

    Please watch this introductory video to hemoglobin and myoglobin, then read more detailed information on each protein in each protein's page below.

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